Best eats of 2011: Des Gâteaux et du Pain


I’ve bragged about you once and I’ll brag about you again, and again, and again…Des Gâteaux et du Pain. Flaky like a college girlfriend but a great croissant.

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Le Caramel

I’ve already gushed about the immaculate pastries at  La Chocolaterie de Jacques Genin, the made-to-order caliber of freshness and perfect execution in flavor, texture and presentation. One would think the genius genie Genin had stopped at that, satisfied with le meilleur (the best). But then he goes and outdoes himself beyond ‘olalalala.‘ The result? My glorious, newfound infatuation with le caramel. I’m talking hallelujah-singing, eureka-exclaiming, party-in-my-bouche status.

le caramel

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Bistro St. Dominique

I arrived in Paris just in time for le dîner. I was craving the savory offal from Café Constant but as it turns out, good restaurants [that don’t accept reservations] will have lines out the door on a Sunday night. The neighborhood people sure know where to get their good eats. Thankfully, my local friends had already found a table around the corner at Bistro St. Dominique.

If there’s anything I miss more than the pastries in Paris, it’s the bread:


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