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:
Roundup of Paris Posts:
- How to pick a good baguette in Paris
- Restaurants in the Eiffel Tower
- Butter with Sea Salt Crystals
- L’Atelier Boulanger in the Marais District
- Berthillion Ice Cream, Paris
- Starbucks Fusion Dessert with Michalak
- A breakfast in Paris
- Paris Sweets: Great Desserts from the City’s Best Pastry Shops
- The Patisseries of Paris
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.