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[Paris] La Pâtisserie des Rêves

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La Pâtisserie des Rêves

Add: 93 rue du Bac, 75007 Paris
Tel: 01 42 84 00 82
Hours: [Tue-Sat] 9am-8pm [Sun] 9am-4pm
Price: [individual desserts] €5.5~6.9
Visited on: Dec 2012

La Pâtisserie des Rêves, “the pastry shop of dreams”, is indeed a dreamy place. Colorful shelves, bell jar displays, and Christmas lights adorning the window year-round…cute, very cute. But what has been driving Parisians to La Pâtisserie des Rêves since its opening in 2009 is, but of course, the desserts themselves. The pastry shop is most famed for its Paris-Brest, but a few other of its deliciously crafted pastries are also worth getting fat for.

Mont Blanc (€5.70) at La Pâtisserie des Rêves is a seasonal dessert only available during winter. Rich chestnut cream, light vanilla chantilly, and chestnut puree flavored with rum nestled in a crumbly tart shell. My favorite mont blanc in Paris is still the one from Carl Marletti, but La Pâtisserie des Rêves’s version is a close second.

La Pâtisserie des Rêves’ Paris-Brest (€5.50) has be declaimed (or self-proclaimed?) to be the best in Paris, and it indeed is something special. The pâte à choux is topped with a layer of crumble, and the praline mousseline cream envelopes a praline coulant heart that oozes out at the bite – a pleasant surprise. Here’s a short video on Paris-Brest by Philippe Conticini, the patissier mastermind behind La Pâtisserie des Rêves.

Tarte Châtaigne (€5.70) is composed to miel de châtaigne (chestnut flower honey), chestnut cream, red fruits puree, and vanilla cream. I have to say that I’m really not a fan of the chestnut flower honey – it is exceedingly woody and leathery, something I’m not used to and don’t find very pleasant. I do know people who love this flavor though, perhaps it’s an acquired taste?

Each of La Pâtisserie des Rêves’ creation has a subtle twist – whether a unexpected flavor or a surprising texture – that will keep you on your toes. The wildly popular pastry shop has recently opened two locations in Kyoto and Osaka, and I have no doubts that it will be very well-received by the Japanese.

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December 17th, 2012 at 5:24 am

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  1. Hands down best Paris-Brest I’ve had in Paris (and possibly best in the world)


    25 Dec 12 at 11:20 AM

  2. […] Mont blanc (€8.40 dine-in), Angelina’s signature pastry, is composed of meringue, chantilly whipped cream, and chestnut cream vermicelli. Again, way too sweet for me, and I much prefer the lighter and more refined versions at Carl Marletti or La Pâtisserie des Rêves. […]

  3. […] been a while since I last visited  La Pâtisserie des Rêves, so I decided to drop by the shop to see what Philippe Conticini has been up to lately. Of course, […]

  4. […] Yoshida, who has worked in both Japan (Park Hyatt Tokyo and his own patisserie) and France (La Pâtisserie des Rêves and Jacques Genin), the shop has an exceedingly purest design. The attention, naturally, is drawn […]

  5. […] remember not liking chestnut honey when I first tasted it in La Pâtisserie des Rêves’ Tarte Châtaigne, but I’ve since learned to appreciate this rather distinctive […]

  6. […] opened! A second boutique of Des Gâteaux et du Pain, just steps from La Pâtisserie des Rêves on rue du Bac. If you’ve read my previous posts on this pâtisserie here, here, and here, […]

  7. […] I still remember not liking chestnut honey when I first tasted it in La Pâtisserie des Rêves’ Tarte Châtaigne, but I’ve since learned to appreciate this rather distinctive […]

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