Monday, June 18, 2018

Salon de la Patisserie 2018

Last Friday i went to the opening of the new SALON DE LA PATISSIERIE at Porte de versailles. Here's my haul of irresistable goodies + tons of envelope stuffers. I came home loaded.
This stunning tin i got for a 5er minus the macarons made by BRUNO LAFFARGUE.
I raided the Italian stand, AGRIMONTANA from the Piedmonte area. This wild, black cherry jam is seriously dangerous!
So was their panettone (the small one) long gone.
The absolute best chocolate in the world and a well-kept secret is Italian, DOMORI. Only selling 1-pound slabs of this amazing chock made from the best beans in the world, Venezuelan Criolla. I was chipping away at it, hourly and finally unloaded it on my guy at the copyshop. He will never eat crap chockie bars again. Ruined for life. This is a must taste if you're lucky enough to come across it.
I deeply admired DALLOYAU's exquisite pastries like this cherry number.
And painted it later without tasting. You have to know your limits at these events.
The Salon was heaven for anyone who actually bakes.
Though there was plenty to keep snackers occupied.

Many, many free demos
And grand pastry chefs sharing their secrets.
Special small ateliers were offered by the Ritz, Fauchon, Valrhona chocolate and other top-drawer brands. Note the elegant Ritz chef in the background foraging in the fridge. They don't appear to eat do they...?
Have any of you tried this tumeric sirop? It looked so enticing color-wise and the packaging.
Meanwhile the rest of Paris was picnicking by the Seine. The ravaged grass yet to recover from our March floods didn't seem to make a bit of difference to Parisians, always happy to lounge outdoors and eat at the drop of a hat.
More picnicking in the adorable windows of toy shop, L'EPEE DE BOIS, near rue Mouffetard. I'm running back there soon as I finish for a tiny enamel child's cup and saucer I fell in love with yesterday..more my cup of tea than cake molds truth be told, but if you love cake do plan to attend next year's SALON DE LA PATISSERIE by all means. Letters, maps and cherries from Paris are on Etsy. Get French cerises ๐Ÿ’in your ๐Ÿ“ฎmailbox. 
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Allie in NYC said...

Luscious cherries!!!!!

La Table De Nana said...

So much cute stuff:) That's a salon I would really enjoy.You've always painted pastries..jams beautifully!Did I mention cherries and apricots? LOL..not enough room here:)

Parisbreakfasts said...

Addicted to jam downfall.
You would absolutely LOVE this Saln. Come next year Monique!

Chef Ann said...

Wonderful Carole!

Nan B said...

I SO ENJOY your studio table shots.
Divine! You said previously there would be more coming and this one is glorious.
Thank you!

sukicart said...

It all looks delicious - both to eat & look at. Love those water colors and you did them so quickly. Also love that tin, I seem to have become addicted to gathering up French tins as they are all so delightful and different shapes & colors.

Rick Tulka said...

HAHA! You are a walking tornado. I remember one time we met at Le Sรฉlect and within two minutes the table looked just like this. Don't change....

Parisbreakfasts said...

A friend used to refer to me as, AVALANCHE too.
My reputation proceeds me...ahem ๐Ÿ˜„

Nancy said...

I love all your posts, but this one filled to the brim with cherries was especially enticing for some reason. Do you have a print for sale of the bowl of cherries atop the checkered tablecloth?
I ADORE it. Please say yes......

Parisbreakfasts said...

I wish I did Nancy...only original watercolors so far. These cherries are Fresh! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

Kirrabelle said...

I LOVE the tin! Very impressed you bought it without the 10 macarons in it! This salon looks delicious, who knew the best chocolate was Italian?! I am writing that for when I am in Europe later this year (I will be studying in Salzburg from 9 months from October then travelling for a couple of months before returning to Australia. I hope to visit Paris at least a few times so will be in touch, I would love to meet up with you and go on a Paris adventure - even if you are known at the avalanche, he he). :)