Un Dimanche à Paris

Un Dimanche à Paris Le Péché d’Adam paris dessert pastry patisserie

Celebrations must include desserts. Since my Verdi and Wagner seminar ends at 12:30 p.m., Lauren and I decided to opt for celebratory sweets instead of lunch or drinks. The cause for celebration? Having both presented our 20-minute, entirely-in-French exposés (presentations) on Verdi … Continue reading

Jacques Genin: A Chocolate Paradise in Paris

Wow. That’s all I could think as I was biting into the millefeuille dessert at Jacques Genin. “Wow” is also the word I said after I had my first sip of their incredible hot chocolate. Jacques Genin is a chocolate … Continue reading

10 Best Valentine’s Day Presents from Paris

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope your Thursday is full of love and happiness.  For me, Valentine’s Day has always been a day where I indulge in sweets, flowers, chocolate, and letting my friends and family know how much I care about them. I love that there is a day of the year devoted to love!

For those that are still looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift from Paris, here are a few suggestions. (FYI, these presents are not exclusively Valentine’s Day cadeaux. I assure you that they will be welcomed with open arms and big smiles year-round!)

1. Pierre Hermé macarons

pierre hermé macarons pierre herme macarons paris france desserts patriciaparisienne

1a. Because I love macarons so much and their gift boxes, Ladurée macarons

ladurée macarons laduree paris france desserts patriciaparisienne

2. Veuve Clicquot champagne

Veuve Clicquot

Veuve Clicquot

3. Patrick Roger chocolates

patrick roger chocolates

patrick roger chocolates

4. Hermès scarf

Hermès hermes scarf paris france luxe luxury patriciaparisienne

5. Longchamp bag

longchamp sac bag roseau paris

Lastest item on the wishlist: the Roseau handbag

6. Diptyque candles

diptyque candles diptyque bougie paris france patriciaparisienne

7. Heurtault umbrella

heurtault parapluie parasole paris umbrella france patriciaparisienne

8. A beautiful Varda flower arrangement

Djordje Varda florist fleurist paris france french florist designer st barths

9. Angelina hot chocolate

Angelina hot chocolate angelina salon du the salon de the chocolat chaud patriciaparisienne

10 .  Mariage Frères tea (Pleine Lune is my favorite!)

mariage Frères tea Thé paris france patriciaparisienne

Happy Monday! Café Gourmand on My Mind

 “On prend un café?”

My answer to this is always “oui!”  I am always up for coffee.  What makes a little caffeine even better is if it’s accompanied by something sweet.

My favorite dessert, apart from the moelleux or mi-cuit au chocolat, is the café gourmand.

café gourmand is a “culinary concept aiming at proposing an espresso and a bunch of mignardises at the same time, served on the same plate.”

café gourmand goûter paris

My favorite goûter: the café gourmand

If you can’t decide which dessert to pick, pas de souci (no problem). Just order this winner; you can have your cake and eat it, too!