Monday, March 29, 2021

The Paris Egg Report

 


This week I’ve been browsing dozens of Paris’ Easter eggs. To quote LauraStorg, top Paris journalist you should all be reading, Sales of chocolate are so important for Easter in France that chocolate shops have been called “essential shops” like hairdressers and bookstores in the new lockdown law. 
Again Pierre Hermé wins Top egg in Paris with an artistic collab with decorator Thomas Boog. (59€ )What a fantastical plethora of fruits de mer/seashells with even more tiny chocolate fish nesting inside. 


Sadly the fab frame does not come with the egg. Nor can you buy just the frame (if you’re doing Keto) 😢 



A sneak peek at the  Easter ‘Cash Register Collection’. *You won’t find these on PH’s website. 



Further down the street the dreamy La Mere de Famille



Step into a time machine when you were 7. 


I bought the mini egg crate (the French love these), not the big ‘Oeuf Benedicte’ (ha ha) to the right. 


And I bought a mid-size bunny to paint nonstop this week. Find my chocolate bunny watercolors on Etsy


Three Parisians about to break through the window/vitrine at Chez Bogata in the Marais. If you like your Easter eggs lounging in striped deck chairs you’re in the right place. 


A few steps away, Eataly on rue St. Merie, has those ginormous eggs you only find in Italy wrapped in showy foil and big bows.


The BBC has a soothing tell-all egg story. Who knew an egg became a symbol of life because it encloses nascent life to emerge from it. It embodies the idea of rebirth and rejuvenation in the cycle of life, reflected also in its shape, with neither beginning nor end. ... Christianity adopted eggs as a symbol of fertility, resurrection, and eternal life. Etc.


Are you planning an egg-centric dessert for Easter? Let charming Ava show you how they do it in Southern Italy. Fun watching, even if like me, you bake nothing/niente. 


Is there a fibber in the family like Pinocchio? The perfect egg cup is at Créateur de Reves


                                 Dog eggs for dog-lovers

    Like this gent looking for a bottle for his baguettes at NICOLAS. Do you want to see more Paris Easter pics? Bunnies, chickens etc.? Do tell please   🐰🐥🌷

25 comments:

Bonnie L said...

Wow! Next best thing to eating all of this chocolate is ogling it in your post, Carol. French chocolatiers are truly artists. Their works are so sophisticated...I’m looking at you Pierre Herme...I think that many of these are not being purchased for the kiddos. Thank you for the LaureStorg/ParisDiary link...more chocolate bliss. Loving your chocolate bunny watercolors.

Parisbreakfasts said...

French chocolatiers are pretty phenomenal, wildly creative and their imaginations are given free reign.
I can’t think there is another place on the planet so creative chocolate-wise. And every year more surprises!
Prepare to be amazed 👏👏👏

La Table De Nana said...

Must be fabulous at Easter! It all looks so pretty..

Ga From Dekalb said...

P.H. winning egg is over the top! Can’t imagine the hours it took to create.
Love those egg cups and those colorful tops are cute, too. Fun to tuck little things into a child’s Easter basket. Will Bear be getting an Easter basket?
Have a beautiful Easter Carol.☀️🐇💐

KimK said...

Paris is ALWAYS Paris, even in lockdown. Such beauty, such creativity, such joy of living! This is a spectacular blog, Carol, and I love your watercolor bunnies as part of it. Thank you for starting my day so happily here in California. Happy Easter; I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Carol said...

Easter in Paris is an explosion of wonder and color. In beauty I think it might surpass Christmas - those painted eggs!!!!!!
Thank you, Carol

BEAR said...

Dearest GA from DeKalb,
Thanks ever so much for thinking of MOI 🐻
Carol is SOOOO busy doing chocolate research
And eating her research! Was feeling a bit left out :(()
Sending many bear hugs to you
💋💋💋

Ruth said...

I so love your work! And I have never been in Paris at Easter, so I am yearly amazed
At the creativity in the candy shops! Perhaps if COVID ever ends, I’ll get back....sigh....

Parisbreakfasts said...

Ruth, I Always came in March before I moved here..
Now I know why :))

Julie said...

Paris boutiques must love you.....do they call and urge you to stop by with camera? I loved the way you caught the points of the pet dog of the gent
in front of Nicolas, ears and tail.....wonderful!! Doubles dons....art et photographie.....

Parisbreakfasts said...

Ha I wish...it used to be like that pre-instagram days.
And stunning chocolate eggs showing up on yr doorstep.
All gone with the wind nowadays

K. said...

I love your work and I love your stories about life in Paris and the shops and the pastries. When I was last there in 2019, all I did was stroll the streets and find good things to eat and interesting shops to go into

sukicart said...

I so look forward to your Easter egg and bunny posts every year & I always buy a chocolate bunny for my great-grandson. I love the creativity of the chocolatiers. Tell Bear I think of him all the time and can't imagine you would ever ignore him (and I know you shared that bunny with him).

Maxine said...

Your two most recent PBs are keepers! Every time I see a PB email post from you I get excited! They are absolutely wonderful.

MK said...

I adore your photos of Paris and can't wait til the isolation is over to return.

NJ said...

Why yes show more! I love to see all the wonderful Easter stuff the french get themselves up to: rabbits, bunnies, flowers, fishies, seashells, eggs of all shapes and sizes, all the storefronts and displays... and your abounding creativity too

Jeanie said...

I always want to see Easter pix! Bunnies and chicks are wonderful and so are eggs and blooms. These are pretty spectacular!

Susan said...

Oui! s'il vous plait!
More Easter eggs and shop fronts! They are the perfect holiday escape from the here and now in Vermont where the snow has (almost) melted. We do have maple syrup however.
Merci,

Parisbreakfasts said...

Snow!?
Oh dear :((
The French were almost wearing flipflops yesterday.
Will do on shop fronts and MORE Pacques/Easter!!!

Judy said...

Please mention the names of the streets these wonderful shops are on. Thank you!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Click on the links.
Both PH and La Mere have 6 -7 shops...
Paris’ 7-11s :))

Devi said...

Of the Spring in Paris, trees and flowers, things in bloom

Parisbreakfasts said...

Haha I almost took a picture today of some flowering trees...
But I went into a chocolate shop instead. I dont know how to shoot trees...

Anonymous said...

Wonder Easter post.
Would love to see another.

picolo said...

I think the eggs at Jacques Genin were the most beautiful
https://www.ipreferparis.net/2021/03/easter-2021-jacques-genin-chocolate-easter-eggs-.html