When I first arrived in Paris I had high expectations for the pastry. Everything is beautiful, and displayed like works of art. But I have to say, it became easy to say no thanks. Yes I know it is rated the finest in the world, but I just am not a fan generally of pretty food that is not high on the delicious flavour scale..
So when I heard about this Japanese patisserie, Ciel, I wondered - could it be any good?
Well in order to find out I had to walk past some pretty impressive works of art in their own right.
|This photo is not only taken in poor light - it is also missing Janice who apparently lit it up with her presence in a previous photo shoot.|
|Yup also missing light but you will have to come and see it for yourself - it is fantastic.|
I finally arrived at the patisserie called Ciel, at 3 rue Monge in the 5th. Classy blue door.
But yuck - I hate rose flavoured anything.
So I chose one chocolate and one vanilla.
And check out the little boxes they sent the cakes home in!
And when you open it up it is not a rose but still flower-like don't you agree?
Guess which was my favourite. A little spongy vanilla cake with chantilly. Perfect really. I meant to share it with Serge, but when I looked down it was all gone. I will save the chocolate one for him. Or maybe buy him another one tomorrow?
This patisserie is now on my list. Really delicious, and some very creative flavours.