We don’t know where to go so much there are beautiful patisseries in Paris. To make sure you’re always happy, Sortiraparis lists you its top 10 patisseries 2018 to be delighted. Acknowledged by their peers, acclaimed or loved by the people, here’s the list of gourmet Parisian pastries to test as soon as possible.
Le Meurice pastry chef Cédric Grolet’s patisserie
If you love pastry, I’m sure you’ve heard about Le Meurice pastry chef, Cédric Grolet, famous for his fascinating cakes and his fruit sculptures! While his cakes were only served in Le Meurice restaurants, soon, you’ll be able to amaze your family and friends with his pastries, available to take away. Brace yourself, because you’re going to be mesmerized!
Mori Yoshida, winner of French TV show: Le Meilleur Pâtissier – Les Professionnels 2018
French TV Show Le Meilleur Pâtissier – Les Professionnels [The best Pâtissier – the Professionals] has just ended and it’s Mori Yoshida who wins the Meilleur Pâtissier 2018 title. The Japanese pastry chef owns, since 2013, a patisserie in Paris 7th arrondissement. A place where we find French pastry classics, revisited with a Japanese twist; as well as cakes, chocolates and viennoiseries.
Claire Damon (from Des Gâteaux et du Pain) becomes best in-store pastry chef 2018
Initiated by association Relais Desserts, every year, the Prix d’Excellence reward the best artisans working to promote French pastry. This year, it’s Claire Damon from Des Gâteaux et des Pains pâtisserie who wins the Prix d’Excellence of best in-store pastry chef. In her store, Claire essentially works fruits and more generally extreme quality vegetal.
Philippe Conticini’s patisserie, Gâteau d’émotions
All pastry chefs will tell you, what makes a good pastry is the emotion it conveys. And it’s not Philippe Conticini who will say otherwise. He has just pre-opened his patisserie to offer impatient people the possibility to taste his 5 gourmet creations that will be on the definitive menu. A temporary pre-opening from June 19 to July 20, 2018 before the complete opening on September 4, 2018. When we see the always full queue, it’s impossible to get mistaken.
Pierre Hermé’s 86 Champs, a tea lounge on the Champs-Elysées
Both a pastry chef and an artist, Pierre Hermé is a true master in the art of patisserie. Always looking for new creations and flavors he keeps delighting us with mixes that are surprising and bold at the same time. Last year, he opened a tea lounge on the Champs-Elysées, but he also opens a Pierre Hermé Café in late August at Beaupassage.
Café Pouchkine by Nina Metayer
Awarded pastry chef of the year 2017 by Gault & Millau, Nina Metayer and executive chef Patrick Pailler join forces to treat us with novelties. If you haven’t done it yet, go discover the superb store-restaurant in the Madeleine neighborhood. Matryoshka doll more than fruity, smooth blancmange and honey cake to die for expect you.
Ladurée by Claire Hetzler
Yes, we know, Claire is leaving Ladurée but she leaves not less than wonderful and delicious creations you want to try such as the sumptuous “Fleur” [Flower] we’ve discovered at Taste of Paris. Who will take over? Everyone and no one at the same time. As a matter of fact, the house decided to call wonderful talents for the highlights of the years.
We can’t not mention Christophe Michalak, the true price of pastry. With his irresistible caramel cream puff and his kosmiks allowing you to stuff our face without getting all dirty, he’s a must for foodies.
Yann Couvreur continues to rise and enables us to treat us. Napoleon made on order, award-winning lemon pie and Merveilles, we love it. We love the tea lounge in Parmentier, the take away in rue des Rosiers and the brand-new spot at Galeries Lafayette.
Yann Menguy’s La Goutte d’Or Patisserie
Yann Menguy is one of our favorites. After a few French TV shows in 2013, he went to Michalak’s Masterclass before starting his own patisserie called La Goutte d’Or. We enjoy ourselves like in a laid-back coffee shop. Vanilla Pâquerette, frozen apple-yuzu meringue, pistachio Paris-Brest, wild strawberry tart, pastries change and renew, and we love it. And since it’s rather affordable, we want even more.