Saturday, 2 May 2015

Bontemps Patisserie, Paris

Bontemps Patisserie, 57 rue de Bretagne in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris is exquisite.  Fresh, feminine and utterly charming.


If the pastries and cakes tasted only half as good as they look, then Bontemps Patisserie is a gourmand's heaven. It makes one feel fabulous just to see visit; there can be no prettier patisserie in Paris.


So stylish;  posies of flowers, a blue cabinet of found, pretty mis-matched china that has found the perfect home, displaying exquisite cakes.


The cakes and pastries are made by Fiona Leluc and her assistant Charlotte. Fiona's sister Fatina greets the customers upstairs with a gorgeous smile.


The specialty of the house are mini cream filled shortbreads,  flavoured with all sorts of wonderful flavours;  vanilla, orange blossom, bergamot, Menton lemon and  tonka-bean among others.

For those lucky people  with someone special to share, there are larger heart shaped shortbreads, to be divided down the middle.


For the perfect tea party there are shortbread flowers where the flower petals could be tailored with flavours to suit each persons taste.


And then there are the tarts.....  Bourdaloue made from Comice pears and an almond cream!


A wonderful experience, if I lived in Paris I would have an account there............