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[Paris] Tea Time at Le Burgundy

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Le Burgundy

Add: 6 Rue Duphot, 75001 Paris
Tel: 01 42 60 34 12
Hours: [tea time] 3:30pm onwards
Website: www.leburgundy.fr
Price: €50~70/tea set, €12/individual pastry
Visited on: Jun 2014

Stéphane Tranchet of Le Burgundy Hotel may not be on the radar for many people, but this talented pastry chef is well known in the industry. I first heard about him from my chef at Un Dimanche à Paris, then subsequently from the head pastry chef at Le Meurice, both of whom highly applauded chef Tranchet’s work. He started at Pierre Gagnaire (three Michelin star restaurant in Paris) as a commis, then worked his way up to become the head pastry chef at  Pierre Gagnaire’s tokyo outpost. Upon returning to Paris, he worked as sous-chef of Christophe Michalak at Plaza Athénée, then moved over to Le Burgundy as the head pastry chef. Pedigree, check.

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To sample some of chef Tranchet’s work, I went to Le Burgundy on a quiet Monday for afternoon tea in their lovely courtyard.

sugared & spiced - paris le burgundy

Tea time at Le Burgundy, just like at most other hotels, comes in two options. The first is the a la carte option, where you choose individual pastries (€12 each) from the pastry trolley. Just look at this display. Wow.

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Le Fraisier, strawberry pistachio cake.

sugared & spiced - paris le burgundy

Eclair Chocolat et the Earl Grey, chocolate and Earl Grey tea eclair.

sugared & spiced - paris le burgundy

La Tarte Framboise et Rose, raspberry and rose tart.

sugared & spiced - paris le burgundy

Despite how tempting all of the above looked, as a first-time visiter I decided to go with the tea set invitation au voyage pour 2 personnes (€50), as it’s a good way to sample a variety of small bites.

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The set includes a selection of savories and sweets for two people, plus a choice of hot beverage or juice. There is also a champagne option for €70.

sugared & spiced - paris le burgundy

Starting from the top layer, which includes all the savories: a revisited ham and cheese baguette sandwich, salmon blinis, egg mayonnaise sandwich, tomato mozzarella in focaccia, and grilled shrimps with orange and guacamole. Very well done.

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Bottom two layers are the sweets, each a small marvel. See below for closer up shots.

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From the left to right: lemon club sandwich, chocolate whisky tart, and a hazelnut praline Trocadero biscuit.

sugared & spiced - paris le burgundy

Vanilla salombo (eclair), red currant cheesecake, and the exotique (mango coconut flavor).

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Chocolate gianduja cake, scones (plain and dry fruits/orange blossom), and cookies.

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From the setting to the service to the delicate small bites, Tea Time at Le Burgundy is absolutely charming. Must come back soon to try the individual pastries! I’m already dreaming about the raspberry rose tart.

sugared & spiced - paris le burgundy

sugared & spiced - paris le burgundy

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June 3rd, 2014 at 7:15 pm