Paris Gourmet tour

I loooove my job ! Such a treat today ! I was working for an agency and I gave a “gourmet tour ” for people from the Ritz hotel : we started with a wine and cheese tasting at “Pharamond”, a very parisian and very good bistrot in Les Halles district, classified national heritage : 1900 style, with colored tiles on the wall and private lounges upstairs for private lunches or diner (from 2 to 12). Oh my god ! we tasted a Gevrey-Chambertin premier cru from 2007 !! I  really enjoy Burgondy wine, more than Bordeaux. Black cherry colour and taste, perfect with Saint Nectaire cheese.

SalonThen we walked in lovely Montorgueil street to admire famous pastry shop “Storher” since 1730. Stohrer was the pastry chef of Kingof Poland whose daughter married king Louis XV, so he settled down in Versailles and opened a shop n Paris in 1730. He’s the one who created famous “Baba” (because when he created his cake the king was reading the famous tales of 1001 nights) !  Originally  it was a dry brioche from Poland he enriched with “crème patissiere” and Malaga wine. Today is a spongy brioche with a lot of rhum and whipped cream. Other specialty : the “well of love”, a sweet mix of sugar, butter and “pâte feuilletée”, absolutly delicious !

Then we had a meeting at Marcolini’s boutique near Opera house. Pierre Marcolini is a belgium  chocolate maker (from italian roots) who travels himself to Bresil, Mexico, Peru ….to select the best cocoa beams he transforms in his own workshops into exceptional chocolate. The shops in Belgium are famous, he’s got also shops in Japon too and 2 in Paris. It’s luxury chocolate, not industrial (please forget Godiva or Leonidas)  with elegant minimalist design for boxes and boutiques. Lanvin fashion house selected him  for the fashion defile to offer to VIPs dark truffles chocolate !!

It’s so funny, because after that wonderful afternoon, I was working at Grand Palais for Monet exhibition (I have to write on  it ) and I arrived so excited and in a great mood, full of energy ; my colleagues asked me what’s happened !! haha ! exceptional wine and dark chocolate is the secret  !!

Le comptoir dessiné par Olivier Lampereur

No diner for me tonight !

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