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A final taste of Paris

Chocolate and Pistachio Flan

I’m back home from Paris – until I’m lucky enough to be able to make a return trip, at least – and I miss it already. The city was fantastic, the people were lovely and the food was delicious. Even though it was tempting to do so, I didn’t take the time this trip to plan out where the “best” or most famous patisseries and boulangeries were, and opted to just explore the neighborhoods that I stayed in myself. It ended up working out beautifully and I got to eat some outstanding baguettes and pastries from award-winning bakeries. I’d do the same thing all over again and hope to have just as much luck finding top-quality food. That said, since I’m more familiar with the city, I might also try to plan one or two well-known shops, like Pierre Herme, into my itinerary.

Here are a last few photos of Paris pastry – Chocolate and Pistachio Flan, above, Macarons and a full window display, below – and a roundup of the Paris posts I’ve put up over the course of the trip:

French Macarons

Roundup of Paris Posts:

Finally, as an homage to my trip, I baked a batch of Nutella Macarons with some Nutella I brought home from my trip.And I do know that you can buy it in the States, but it just seemed a little more appropriate to use the jar I brought home.

French Bakery Display

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14 Comments
  • Sarena
    May 31, 2009

    My husband and I are planning on going back to Paris for our 15th wedding anniversary next year! You have really got me ready to go back now!

  • Ciaochowlinda
    May 31, 2009

    You make me wish I were there right now.

  • Kerstin
    May 31, 2009

    Sounds like you had a lovely trip. Thanks for taking the time to blog while you were there and share your experiences, I really enjoyed reading about all your foodie stops 🙂

  • donna
    May 31, 2009

    We just got back from Paris, too. Really enjoyed reading your posts while I was there!

    The Marais area was definitely one of our favorites, along with St. Germain. I was less impressed with the more touristy areas of the city, and found the food was excellent in the neighborhoods we visited. We rarely even found the recommended restaurants and cafes, usually ending up somewhere else for our meals. I think finding your own places that become special to you is a far better way to see Paris!

  • John
    May 31, 2009

    Everything looks so good and delicious. I have to find sometime go to Paris.
    http://www.ahahcook.com

  • Elyse
    May 31, 2009

    Aww, it looks like it was a fabulously successful vacation in Paris. Those macarons look stunning. You’re making me wish I had a trip to Europe on my schedule. Thanks for sharing your wonderful adventure with us!

  • Baking Monster
    May 31, 2009

    Everything looks great!

  • Kristen
    May 31, 2009

    Chocolate and pistachio flan? I think I’m in love!

  • Lynette
    June 2, 2009

    We are heading to Germany via a few day in Paris can’t wait to go back to Paris. Avocado Ice Cream what a winner.

  • Jessica
    June 2, 2009

    I hope you enjoyed your Parisian travels! I’ve enjoyed your culinary diaries; they made me nostalgic for the days when I could eat a baguette a day and not care.

    Ah, c’est la vie Parisienne que j’aime…

  • hampers
    June 2, 2009

    Feels like I went to Paris after eating this delicious treats..lol.

  • pousadas morro de sao paulo
    August 25, 2009

    Paris is really a dream city. I have to go there one day!

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