{Paris 4.25: Versailles and Rue Montorgueil}

Breakfast: Lardons fumiers et noix (Smoked bacon and walnuts)

And a creamy and tangy goat’s yogurt.

Topped with a generous spoonful of Bonne Maman apricot jam.

Fuel for us to tour the over the top lavish and luxurious Palace of Versailles.

From here, the royal gardens look like they go on forever.

Beautiful blooms surrounding shrubbery shaped like labyrinths.

Parisian bridges are works of art.

Even the lamp posts are elaborately ornate.

Rue Montorgrueil in the Les Halles area is one of my favourite places to go for groceries.

Juicy chickens roasting away with trays of sliced potatoes and caramelized onions underneath to soak up all the delicious drippings..Yum..

5 euros got us a half a chicken and a serving of potatoes which was perfect for two people. Lunch is served…

And for dessert, a couple goodies from Stohrer, the oldest pastry shop in Paris (established in 1730).

A crispy puff pastry pinwheel filled with sweet and nuttyย chestnut paste in the center. Taste: Pastry was nice and crispy, but too much sweet filling in my opinion.

The famous baba au rhum, which was invented at this very bakery back in 1835. Mini citrus scented cakes soaked in a vanilla rum syrup. Taste: I’ve heard so many great reviews, but it did not suit my taste..soggy and REALLY strong rum flavour – felt like it needed a cream to cut off the boozy edge.

And I couldn’t resist picking up a couple caneles too..A soft and chewy custard center surrounded by a caramelized crust. I’m now on the hunt for copper cannele pans so I can make these at home..

6 Responses to “{Paris 4.25: Versailles and Rue Montorgueil}”
  1. prairiesummers says:

    Have I told you lately that you are the devil? Just kidding……oh the food….the art…..still jealous ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Tatiana says:

    Everything looks phenomenal as usual. ๐Ÿ™‚ And this is probably old hat to you, but I’ve just come across the Paris Patisseries blog, and am rather blown away by the descriptions of it all, especially Jacques Genin’s shop.

  3. Mallory says:

    Versailles..the extravagance is truly beyond comprehension nowadays. People actually lived like that, in palaces adorned with gold everything! As for caneles, I’ve never actually tried them before. But everyone seems to rave about them and now I want to!

    • I’ve only had them once before at Nectar Desserts in Calgary when it was open, but the ones here in Paris are so addictive. There are definitely sub par ones, so you have to be picky. I am going to buy a canele pan while i’m here so i can make them at home ๐Ÿ™‚

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