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[Paris] Des Gateaux et Du Pain (2)

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Des Gateaux et Du Pain

Add: 63 boulevard Pasteur, 75015 Paris
Tel: 01 45 38 94 16
Hours: [Wed-Mon] 8am-8pm (closed Tue)
Price: €5~6/pastry
Visited on: Apr 2013

Once again, back at Claire Damon’s impeccable Des Gateaux et Du Pain for a good dose of patisseries and viennoiseries.

It must be strawberry season, because all I see is fraise fraise everywhere. Tarte aux fraises à l’ eau de fleur d’oranger (€6.20) is shortcrust pastry topped with almond cream, orange flower water cream, fresh strawberries, and transparent cubes of orange flower water.

Orange flower water, a perfumed distillation of fresh orange blossoms, is traditionally used in pastries as an aromatizer for its distinctive citrus-flora scent.

Baton de Rhubarbe (€6.20), a new addition to the pastry lineup at Des Gateaux et Du Pain. Almond cream, white chocolate, rhubarb coulis, rhubarb vanilla jelly. The acidity of rhubarb is rounded by the smooth flavors of almond cream, white chocolate, and vanilla.

Des Gateaux et du Pain also makes some seriously tasty viennoiseries. Its croissant (€1.30) is beautiful in form and flavor: the crust is golden brown and crunchy, the center lightly moist, not greasy at all but each bite is a mouthful of fresh butter flavor.

Chausson citron (€2.50), caramelized puff pastry filled with lemon cream. A fun variation on the traditional chausson aux pommes.

Pain perdu vanille (€2.30), vanilla french toast. The dense texture reminds me of a British bread pudding rather than a fluffy French toast, but it’s delicious nonetheless.

Also tried a pain aux noix, not bad.

Des Gateaux et Du Pain will be closed from May 6 to May 14, so if you are planning get your dose of patisseries and viennoseries, wait another week before you head over.

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May 6th, 2013 at 9:30 pm