Désiré is a warm and friendly patisserie-chocolate factory nestled in a very family neighborhood in Paris. Colorful cake stands trigger our appetite and make children’s and adults’ taste buds mouth water. And it’s perfect since, here, it’s family first, and the passion that goes with it!
Yes, Désiré is a patisserie that we don’t find anymore. It’s a family business managed by the Rochette family. And if Désiré opened in August is just six months old, the passion for pastry of the Rochettes doesn’t date from yesterday. We could even say it’s in the DNA. Thierry, the father, is a pâtissiers. His own father, Augustin, was too. Laurence’s father, the mother, was a baker. The son, Antoine, bakes and makes chocolate. His wife, Amandine, is also part of the adventure.
Altogether, they pitch in to offer you products that are homemade, yes, even viennoiseries! And they combine their know-how to their creativity to create traditional pastries with a modern twist that makes the whole difference. Here, one doesn’t like the too-heavy composition. One rather goes with three elements to make sure the gustative experience is optimal.
Their best-seller, is their lemon cake, simple yet effective. Yet, another one is worth the trip, it’s the Célestin, a recipe created by grand-pa Augustin. It’s an orange cake with candied fruits and almonds.
In terms of pastries, the originality is given pride of place. For example, Désiré offers you to taste the Polonaise, a forgotten cake they managed to bring back into fashion. It’s a brioche filled with pastry cream and candied fruits, the whole, coated with Italian meringue with almonds. Another pastry will surely catch your eye, it’s the Confettis. It’s a creation by the dad, Thierry: a pistachio cream surrounding a pistachio crumble, adorned with amarina cherries, the whole topping a macaroon biscuit. The son, Antoine, gets inspired by Alain Passard’s know-how to create his Tarte Pom’chou, a gee whiz apple pie!
Moving on to chocolate, you have to know that Désiré only uses pure cocoa butter to create them. Their homemade slabs, obviously, will not help your chocolate addiction. For children (and big children), Désiré offers meringues shaped like mushrooms and dipped in chocolate. But it’s not the only gourmet surprise the place has in store.
Désiré also sells its own jams. You have to note that it’s not quite homemade, the Rochettes put a point of honor working with small artisans. As well as with their calissons, for example, you will discover the know-how of someone else and the quality is ensured by Désiré. By the way, here, once loves working with tasty – and seasonable – products. The only exception is with raspberry that many clients can’t do without.
Open from Tuesday to Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Sunday from 8:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Phone: +33 (0)1 45 39 46 02
7 rue Brézin – 75014 Paris
7 Rue Brézin
75014 Paris 14
Métro Mouton-Duvernet (ligne 4)
La Polonaise: 3,5 €
Confettis: 4,8 €
Cake Célestin: 8 €