One of the things I love most about Paris is that you can find a Patisserie just about anywhere. They display lovely confections, chocolates, tarts, and pastries. You will see such wonderful displays, rich colors and very inventive delicacies. Pierre Herme, Gerard Mulot and Lenôtre not only has shops, but even a school. (Lord knows…I would never be late to those classes!)
Laduree is famous for their delicious macaroons…
And I love their signature packaging. Tres Elegant! That French Green just whispers Paris to me…
Fauchon has lots of strawberries for color…
How can I possibly find anything that beautiful….that delicious…that French in my area? Well, it hasn’t been easy. That brings me to my latest discovery… Belgique Patisserie. We were in Connecticut and happened upon this jewel in Kent. It’s a sunny little yellow carriage house with a bright red awning. Just like a French Patisserie, they carry handmade chocolates, glistening fruit tarts, pastries, cakes, and coffee…any which way you want it. We decided on a black current mousse tart adorned with a kumquat, kiwi and blackberry and a special Belgian ice coffee. The coffee was so classy that even the ice cubes were frozen coffee, so it didn’t water down the flavor. You can imagine from the picture below, why we would not want to eat it….but that didn’t last long.
So, although my favorite Patisseries are in Paris, Belgique will do until I can get back.
1 Bridge Street
Kent, CT 06757