Deauville delights: François Gayet pastries and Martine Lambert ice cream

Now that I’ve shown you around Deauville in my two previous posts, it’s time to focus on important matters: desserts! You see, I was lucky to try the outstanding products from two local entrepreneurs in one day. I discovered François Gayet in Le Figaro’s weekend edition the day before my trip. The article features him…

L’Eclair de Génie, the new patisserie dedicated to éclairs in Paris

Eclairs, I see you everywhere! Chestnut cream and rum-filled at La Maison du Chocolat, springlike at Fauchon and now by the dozen at L’Eclair de Génie: I feel like I’ve been on a delightful Parisian éclair tour for the past few weeks. L’Eclair de Génie, which literally translates to “a flash of genius”, opened in…

Les Marquis de Ladurée, Ladurée’s new chocolate boutique in Paris

Les Marquis de Ladurée is Ladurée’s new Parisian boutique entirely dedicated to chocolate. I discovered the place entirely by chance while strolling down the rue de Castiglione. My eyes were drawn to the dramatic macaron cakes in the window and, intrigued, I opened the door. I enquired through a salesperson about the history of the…