If France is renowned for its gastronomy, it is all the more so for its pastry. In Paris, its greatest exponents are real artists that you must have tested at least once in your life. Here are the five must-haves.
From Yule logs to special Valentine’s Day creations, chef Yann Couvreur takes pleasure in using his totem animal, the fox, on all his creations. True sculptures, his desserts are just as delicious. From its superb blue vanilla flank to its Paris Brest, it crunches, it flows… and we enjoy it.
Yann Couvereur Pâtisserie (in store, delivery and click and collect)
With her creations of great finesse, light in sugar and respectful of the seasons, Nina Métayer shakes up the codes of her profession. His pies, chocolate or citrus, are real wonders. For a time only accessible online, Délicatisserie now has a counter at Printemps du Goût, boulevard Haussmann.
Delicacy, Printemps du Goût, 2, rue du Havre Paris 8th and in line.
The grand master of pastry always excels in the art of sweetness. Always in search of new sensations for the palate, he does not hesitate to test new ingredients such as CBD with Cirrus. Its Paris-Brest with its large slivers of hazelnuts remains an unbeatable reference in takeaway sales.
Maison Philippe Conticini, Paris 3rd, 7th, 9th and 16th
A sign that his notoriety goes beyond borders, a Cédric Grolet boutique has just opened in London. And it is taken by storm every opening day. With his trompe-l’oeil pastries that have hypnotized the whole world thanks to social networks, he has become a star of gastronomy. In Paris, you can discover him either in his bakery at Opéra or at the Meurice where a pastry shop bears his name.
Cédric Grolet Opéra, 35, avenue de l’Opéra Paris 2nd and La Pâtisserie du Meurice by Cédric Grolet 6, rue de Castiglione, Paris 1st
Two years after opening his counter at the Ritz in Paris, François Perret is still shaking up the sphere of gourmets in search of excellence. From his dessert to the madeleines, he draws on childhood memories to move the palate and it is always a great success. Like right now with the hazelnut cake or the hazelnut madeleine entremets.
Ritz Paris Le Comptoir, 38, rue Cambon, Paris 1st