Thursday, February 02, 2006

Pastry tour 16th


The 16th arrondissement is one of the posh residential areas in Paris... There's nobody in the streets, except for old ladies walking their funny looking little dogs, not picking up their pooh... so be carefull where you walk! Anyway, this is beside the point... I went to have a look at one of the oldest pastry shops in paris, circa 1827, maison Boissier. Bélisaire Boissier is the one who invented the 'bonbon-boule', and the marron glacé! A selection of jams,tea, chocolate, cakes, bonbons and marshmallow. The place was nice, with old wood decorations, with a nice salon de thé that is unfortunetly closed since june... Their apricot, lemon and strawberry marshmallow are really good, better than the chocolates... On the other hand, the banana-chocolate jam is interesting. The 'pétales' of 8 diffent aromas of dark, white and milk chocolate are very pretty but a little too floral for my taste: Jasmin, tea, lavander...
184, avenue Victor-Hugo
75116

2 Comments:

Blogger pappidou said...

you definitely show us a side of Paris that most of us probably wouldn't get to discover in the relatively short time we would visit.
quite interesting. keep posting!!

7:54 PM  
Blogger johanne said...

c'est intéressant tes découvertes de Paris c'est vrai...
dommage pour le salon de thé

4:11 AM  

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