It turns out that the chapter I'm at in the book I'm reading is titled "L'eclair au Chocolat" and I am not sure if it was entirely coincidental that I walked into a deli and coffee shop who are proud to promote themselves as being elected "the best chocolate eclair in Paris 2015."
The art of dining is not hard to master,
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be dined that their sugar may not be caster.
What's great about living in Paris now is that I'm at home but also a tourist at the same time. What's great about feeling like a tourist is it enables you to view places with an outsiders eye; constantly mesmerised and wanting to discover more.
What's happening at the Plaza pastry section at the moment? My chef, the talented and great Jean- Marie Hiblot is doing a few trials for some choux pastry recipes. Here is a picture of his mini choux pastry with feuilletine and vanilla ice cream. I forgot to tell you that they are served with a chocolate sauce. Oh, yes!
Where to start in regards to my new little invention of crumbly, buttery, delicate shortbread with white chocolate whipped mascarpone ganache and pickled ginger?
My father was in Paris a few weeks ago, and I am only now putting up pictures of our beautiful tea-time at the Plaza Athenee, where I work as a pastry chef when I "want to work"- not my words...!!