Add: 88 Rue Cambronne, 75015 Paris
Tel: +33 1 43 06 97 37
Hours: [Wed-Sun] 6:30am~1:30pm, 4~8pm (closed on Mon & Tue)
Tasted on: Sep 2013
Just last week, Pichard’s croissant was recommended to me as “the best in Paris” on two independent occasions, both recommenders being highly reliable sources (the first is an established pastry chef, the other a fellow pastry school graduate and food lover). So off I went.
The shop, located in the 15th, is bright and modern. Its displays are filled with gorgeous-looking breads and viennoiseries.
There is also a selection of pâtisserie, but I skipped these for the time being.
My purchases – viennoiseries galore!
A few hours in Vatican City. Check out the Swiss Guards, aren’t they adorable in their colorful uniform ;).
St. Peter’s Basilica.
Zucchini flowers!I love.
Tiny fork at Pizzarium, a pizza hole recommended by Anthony Bourdain.
Starting with The Colosseum.
It was already lunch time when we arrived at Siena, so we headed straight for lunch at Grotta di Santa Caterina di Bagoda.
Handmade spaghetti with porcini mushrooms, and gnocchi in truffle cream sauce.
Snapshots from Florence.
Crowd in front of Il Duomo di Firenze.
A replica of David by Michelangelo (the original is in Accademia Gallery).
Our third and final day in Venice started with mini sandwiches and prosecco at Bacareto Da Lele. We stumbled upon this by chance, but apparently this little sandwich bar is very popular among locals and tourists alike.
Mini sandwiches, simple and tasty.
Overwhelmed by the crowd in Venice, we escaped to Burano, a nearby island known for its lacework and brightly coloured homes. Absolutely lovely.
Some snapshots from Venice. Commercial and touristy, yes, but very charming nevertheless.