There’s no guessing what my favourite French pastry is. How I long for the taste of caramelised puff pastry, sweet vanilla cream topped off with strawberries. Each year they become more artistic with increased layers, different fruits and creative toppings.
“I aim to show that this profession is amongst the most beautiful in the world, allowing for those who have mastered its secrets to give a simple yet intense happiness with something as simple as a piece of bread.”
Rue Montorgueil is a foodie’s paradise, a gluttonous array of the best food-shopping that Paris has to offer, and one of the better street markets in Paris where residents and tourists alike compete for a place in the queues that form outside many of its famous shops.
Le Président is a cake, but it is no ordinary cake. While Bernachon makes an extensive range of chocolates and patisseries, its most famous creation is Le Président, a dessert created for the 50th birthday of President Giscard d’Estaing.
To leave Lyon without visiting the Café de Fédérations is like visiting the Louvre without seeing the Mona Lisa. If you like eating with strangers, filling your innards with innards, washing it down with some excellent Burgundy wine, all for a very modest price, then this place is for you.
Brasserie Georges is an iconic eatery in Lyon, the food capital of France. Established in 1836 by an Alsatian brewer, Brasserie George has seen off an Empire, three wars and four republics. It is the oldest brasserie in the city and one of the largest in Europe.