Jacques Genin

January 12th, 2010 § 7 comments

If you want to feel like a lucky human being, choose a random weekday afternoon, call a friend, and install yourselves in the tea salon at Jacques Genin. Order the millefeuille, and maybe an éclair as well. Oh, what the heck, get the lemon tart, too. Try not to wince at the price of a pot of tea. Just sit back and relax, knowing that someone in the kitchen upstairs is assembling that famous napoleon to order (this is not one of those bricks that sits all day in a refrigerated case) and that soon it will be served to you, maybe by M. Genin himself.

On your way out, buy some chocolates or, better yet, a sachet of caramels (mango-passion fruit!) to take home.

Do not, I repeat, do not think of your dentist as you decide to have just one more before closing the package.

And don’t be too hard on yourself when you open it again two minutes later.

Jacques Genin 133 rue de Turenne, 75003 Paris +33 (0)1 45 77 29 01

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§ 7 Responses to Jacques Genin"

  • I don’t know how much the tea is there, but I do recall the pâte de fruit being 90 euros a kilo. yup. By no means will that prevent future visits of course. Especially since I have not yet tried the millefeuille, about which I have heard an awful lot (and all good). I am quite familiar now with the éclair au caramel and the tarte au citron, which have my thumbs up.

    As for the caramels, every time I’ve been, it’s with my best friend – un breton. donc les caramels, c’est nature, toujours… (I’ll have to go without him – with you – and taste the other flavors!)

  • Barbra says:

    Kerrin: 90 euros/kilo….Gulp. I got a mixed sachet of treats that included some pâtes de fruit, and they were very good but holy cow c’est cher! (Still it will by no means prevent future visits).

  • Megan Preputnik says:

    These desserts look like une tranche du ciel sur une plaque. What a marvelous place to visit.

  • I think the mixed sachets are the way to go. Only, you’re the lucky one here – and can actually GO soon. Have a few of each for me, ok ? Merci.

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  • Faye says:

    I adore going to JPH for a chocolat chaud and a patisserie. I completely agree with you, whilst you’re there you might as over-indulge! Thanks for the recommendation I will be trying the millefeuille next time :)

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