Sunday, December 22, 2019

The Ritz Chalet de Noël - Chef Francois Perret

Wednesday I took Bear to THE HOTEL RITZ' new Chalet de Noël at Place Vendôme. Get there by 5 January.
We got the'So Ritzy' formule - a hot chocolate + pastry (an apfelstrudel 15€). Bear gobbled it up instantly.
Meet the genius behind this Ritzy creation, FRANÇOIS PERRET just awarded Meilleur Patissier du Monde in October. Plus he has published his first pastry book, Instants Sucres,

I introduced you to Chef Perret in 2014 making pastry magic  at HOTEL SHANGRI-LA 
And next in 2016 when Perret moved to The Ritz and opened the divine Salon Proust.  
If lines are long at the Chalet
Casually waltz inside the hotel, whilst humming, 'Putting on the Ritz'. You can order the same yummy fare at the bar.. 
FYI The Ritz staff takes kindly to interlopers and browsers unlike some other 5-star Palace hotels.
Head to the concept gift shop in the back of the hotel so you can  meander the hallways.
Enroute step outside into the beautifully-lit courtyard.
If you need holiday fancy dress there's plenty in the shop.
You may be lucky and catch François signing his new book. Check François' instagram for shop signings and his latest creations. His book will be out in the US in April 2020. Stay tuned - next up Paris Christmas windows.Thanks for reading PB. 🎁 Gift yourself and others Parisbreakfast letters 💌, maps and watercolors🎨 in my Etsy shop. Xxx❤️Bear 🐻 is eating cabbage soup for a bit instead of pastries...

21 comments:

  1. Bonelle5:03 AM

    So festive! A lovely place, sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Must get over there for a chocolat chaud et apfelstrudel!

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    1. A very unusual applestrudel to be sure..very creative 🎨

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  2. Merveilleuses aquarelles..!

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  3. Gorgeous. I have friends visiting Paris this year for Christmas. It looks stunning.

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  4. Lucky you to have been there when M Perret was signing his book. Will look for it in the US in April. And, thanks for the tour of the lovely Ritz❣️

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    1. Oh definitely send them, especially at night or during the week its less crowded and prettier at night time.

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  5. Lucky Bear - I've still to make it to the Ritz.

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    1. A must-do in Paris.
      They could not be more welcoming IMHO

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  6. Kathleen H3:54 PM

    Beautiful photos (water color!) - Joyeux Noel! Feliz Navidad! And Merry Christmas

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  7. One of your best. Fun to Click on all of the links and check out more fun stuff!
    Thanks!

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  8. Sally V.3:59 PM

    Sigh. Classy.
    Happy season of joy.

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  9. Judy J.8:42 PM

    Beautiful post, Carol. Paris looks so elegant and festive. Have yourself a merry little Christmas!

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  10. Ann K8:52 PM

    Fabulous! Merry Christmas !

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  11. Noelle2:47 AM

    Thanks for sharing! This is terrific. How’s it going with the strike.
    Do you think it will end or dial down by mid-January.
    It looks like moving to Paris was the right choice for you.

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    1. Thanks Noelle
      Moving to Paris was the best thing I've ever done...that I can think of.
      The strike? One manages. If only the bikers/scooters would not try so hard to murder us pedestrians. C'est la vie ❤️

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  12. Geoff in Oxford6:23 AM

    Your blog shows what a brilliant job Paris does at presenting itself for Christmas. Or anyway, you have picked out some great stuff,with your inimitable linking text.

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    1. Awww...thanks
      The LINKS are fun for me too ❤️

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  13. Carolyn10:43 AM

    I am enjoying your Ritz Christmas pictures! While Tasmania is a fabulous place, I do miss the lights and Christmas decorations. It is hard to believe it is even Christmas!

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  15. That Christmas in Paris painting is so inviting! Maybe one year I will be in Paris during the Christmas season, sigh......and Alsace...

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