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[Paris] Des Gâteaux et du Pain (5)

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Des Gâteaux et du Pain

Add: 89 rue du Bac , 75007 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 45 48 30 74
Hours: [Mon-Sat] 9am~8pm [Sun] 9am~6pm
Website: www.desgateauxetdupain.com
Price: [pastries] €5~6.50
Tasted on: Mar 2014

The 2nd boutique of Des Gâteaux et du Pain is dangerously close to where I live, and I probably go there a little too often…but a pastry display as neat as this, who can resist?

paris des gâteaux et du pain

So here we are, a few recent tastings.

paris des gâteaux et du pain

Saint honoré mangue et caramel (€6.50), mango cream puffs paired with a caramel chantilly cream perfumed with sweet spices of vanilla, anise, and cinnamon. I had written about this pastry over a year ago after my first visit to Des Gâteaux et du Pain and while it’s just as tasty, I also noticed that the price has increased from €5.40 to €6.50. Le sigh.

paris des gâteaux et du pain

paris des gâteaux et du pain

paris des gâteaux et du pain

paris des gâteaux et du pain

paris des gâteaux et du pain

Lipstick ananas et citron vert (€6.50). As with all of Claire Damon’s “lipsticks”, it has a base of crushed almonds and sweet almond paste, but this time the dome is composed of lime mousseline, pineapple compoté, and a light cream flavored with lime zest. Loved the acidity, which was just enough to tantalize the palate but not so much so that it makes the taste buds scream.

paris des gâteaux et du pain

paris des gâteaux et du pain

paris des gâteaux et du pain

Calisson (€6), Claire Damon’s interpretation of this traditional French pastry, is composed of layers of moist biscuit, almond paste, Sicilian orange compoté, Saint Rémy melon confit, and a mousse-like blanc manger. Very light and balanced.

paris des gâteaux et du pain

paris des gâteaux et du pain

paris des gâteaux et du pain

On a separate degustation, I also tasted Absolu Citron (€5.80), a lemon tart with hidden meringue and Sicilian green olive oil, Cheese-Cake au Pamplemousse (€6.20), a light cheesecake with pink grapefruit cream, marmalade, and confit, as well as Kashmir (€6.50), a pastry combining flavors of saffron, orange, and date. And yes, it is now warm enough in Paris to be enjoying pastries outdoor. Carpe diem!

paris des gateaux et du pain

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April 16th, 2014 at 2:56 pm