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[Paris] Des Gateaux et Du Pain

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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: Jan 2013

At Des Gateaux et Du Pain, everything is perfect. Claire Damon is one of the very few (or the only?) female chefs with her own pastry shop in Paris, and her attention to detail is on full display in both her pastry and bread selections. There is never an overwhelming array of choices, but all – and by all I really mean all – is refined. The shop itself resembles a jewelry box, a mostly black interior with dramatic lighting illuminating the pastry gems. Elegant, and a lot more sober than a typical patisserie.

I’ve visited Des Gateaux et Du Pain a few times before but never managed to take pictures, so let’s start with the saint honoré caramel mangue (€5.40) I had on my most recent visit. What it is: sweet tart crust, mango cream, mango cream puffs, and caramel chantilly cream perfumed with sweet spices of vanilla, anise, and cinnamon. The mango cream was absolutely delightful – strong but not too intense – and worked surprisingly well with the sweet spice chantilly (I’m not a huge fan of anise in desserts, but the flavors blended rather harmoniously in this case.) And of course, it looks perfect on all angles.

Choux paris brest (€5.20) looks simple – just a crusted choux filled with hazelnut cream, nothing too exciting. Upon biting into it, however, I tasted toasted hazelnuts just beneath the cap, and a layer of crunchy praliné at the bottom. The variety on texture and flavor intensity was a lovely surprise.

Tarte mangue vanille de Tahiti (€6.00) looks like a sunny side up egg from the top, its appearance a bit too cute for me, but flavor-wise it’s my favorite out of all three. A sweet tart shell filled with almond cream, mango cream, roasted mangoes, and vanilla chiboust cream (a lighter pastry cream) – just wonderful.


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March 2nd, 2013 at 4:17 am