Pâtisserie des Rêves

September 27th, 2009 § 1 comment § permalink

If carnation pink was your favorite color of the Crayola 64, then Pâtisserie des Rêves may very well be the pastry shop of your dreams.

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Fig and Chèvre Tart

September 24th, 2009 § 7 comments § permalink

Fresh figs rate among my very favorite fruits, and they show up at the best time of year, when summer produce is having its last hurrah and fall’s firmer fruits are showing up.

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Cul de Poule

September 21st, 2009 § Comments Off on Cul de Poule § permalink

Cul de Poule is the cheeky name of a trendy restaurant on rue des Martyrs. It means “hen’s ass”, which may or may not make you want to eat there. It’s also the name of a kind of bowl used to mix up mayonnaise. The other night, it could have served as a nickname for the person who greeted us at the door. Luckily, our waiter was perfectly charming. And the food was great, too.

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Peach Caramel Sauce

September 10th, 2009 § 3 comments § permalink

When fruit is as beautiful as this collection of late summer jewels, I hesitate to manipulate it in any way. But the peaches, though pretty, weren’t very sweet, so I had no qualms about turning them into sauce.

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Going, Going, Gone

September 6th, 2009 § 3 comments § permalink

We almost didn’t order dessert the other night at Bistrot Paul Bert.

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White Gazpacho

September 4th, 2009 § 11 comments § permalink

This is a soup for olive oil lovers. Almonds, bread, garlic, and grapes are puréed and strained, and a large amount of olive oil is blended in until you have a silky emulsion. A healthy dose of sherry vinegar balances the richness.

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Pierre Hermé – Croissant Ispahan

September 2nd, 2009 § 7 comments § permalink

Confession: I bought this Croissant Ispahan at Pierre Hermé this morning because I thought it was pretty.

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