3 janvier 2015 § 5 Commentaires
As promised, the first article of 2015 is about the bakery « Du Pain et des Idées », in the 10th arrondissement. I admire M.Vasseur, the owner’s career path: from sales executive in the fashion industry, he has left it for dedicating his passion for bread. It is not a bakery like so many others you will come across in the city: there will be no pastries and the focus here is bread and viennoiserie. Don’t worry, for sweet tooth like me: Pain au chocolat and Mouna (orange blossom perfumed bread) will satisfy your sugar cravings.
I first heard about this place years ago when they received an award for the best bread by the guide Gault&Millau. After tasting his « Pain des amis », you will notice that they did not make an error by granting him this prestigious prize. I eat this bread with home made guacamole or hummus, both are perfect. Peanut butter is awesome on Mouna. If you are still hungry after eating all this amount of bread, you can try the « Chausson aux pommes », apple stuff bread. It is one of the only boulangerie to put a real apple in it.
If you have to (looks like I’m obliging you :-D) visit a bakery in Paris it is definitely this one. The moulding and the front shop will make you feel like time has stopped for a moment. Don’t be afraid by the queue, it goes fast and take time to admire the architectural details of the bakery.
Their bread is also served at « HolyBelly » and « Frenchie to Go ». Currently only one location in Paris. Despite rumors about other opening, M.Vasseur maintainted that he will never sacrifice quality, so not sure that another bakery will open in the near future.
Address: 34, rue Yves Toudic – Paris 75010. Closed on Week-ends
1 janvier 2015 § Poster un commentaire
Happy New Year, Bonne année, 세해 복 많이 받으세여 to all my readers !
I wanted to thank you for visiting this blog, leaving comments and giving me reviews since the beginning of this adventure. I will try to post as many articles as I can for 2015.
In France it is time for « Galettes des Rois », for celebrating the Epiphany, the moment when the infant Jesus appears to the Magi. Even if you are not Christian, you can enjoy the Galette des Rois. I always buy mine from the boulangerie « Du pain et des Idées ». The cake is filled with almond paste and a trinket is hidden inside. I will write an article soon about this place. You can have a look of the selection of cakes by the Figaro newspaper here.
WISH YOU ALL THE BEST FOR 2015 .. !