Year: 2019

A Curated Guide to Paris Sweets

When in Paris, there is no better treat than a fresh croissant paired with un café. “Paris is a moveable feast” as Hemingway once said, so the occasional indulgence is almost a must. Last year, I traveled to Paris frequently for work and found myself revisiting particular pâtisseries and bistros for French sweets–some blew me away at first bite and some were simply classics. So here are three spots I personally adored in Paris, alongside some neighbourhood (arrondissement) favourites for a post-feast stroll. Du Pain et Des Idées Every time I take a bite of the pistachio-stuffed chocolate escargot at Du Pain et Des Idées I’m reminded of why I love french pastries. Buttery, flakey and decadent–it doesn’t get better than this. A neighbourhood hot spot and worthy of a “bread pilgrimage” according to Condé Nast Traveler, Du Pain et Des Idées is a must-visit in the 10th arrondissement. Waking up early to arrive, order, and devour a fresh escargot before grabbing an assortment of pastries for my colleagues has become a delicious routine of mine. Note that Du Pain …