Oriental pastry lovers, forget everything you have ever known about gazelle horns sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar (the Algerian version) and go and discover the Moroccan gazelle horns at Maison Gazelle.
Running this store and tea-room, passionate Sara Boukhaled who speaks about her pastries with love and passion.
At Maison Gazelle, everything is based on raw ingredients, thoroughly selected in Morocco: Roussi almonds (from Middle Atlas), Riffi almonds (from Rif massif), Beldi almonds (High Atlas region)… And that’s not all! Pure orange blossom hand-distilled between Fez and Casablanca so is the rose water.
As for the other ingredients, sourcing is just as sharp with IGP Piedmont hazelnuts, PDO butter from Poitou and Red Label wheat flour coming from Versailles. All things good!
Making gazelle horn (and it’s an art!) requires an authentic know-how and hours of preparation.
Maison Gazelle signature collection includes seven sweet treats:
These seven delicate pastries can be enjoyed from the most subtle to the strongest flavors after having bathed your hands in orange blossom as tradition demands.
On the terrace, inside or to take away, we complete our tasting with cold-squeezed almond milk before your eyes. Choose the type of almonds between three ranges, ordered from the less strong to the strongest and elevate your milk with orange blossom, cinnamon, honey or even turmeric to get a golden latte.
Moreover, at Maison Gazelle, nothing is wasted, and everything is transformed. The remaining almond meal after the cold squeeze is used for the homemade granola!
Do not forget to taste the gazelle horn ice cream created by Fabien Foenix ice cream-maker in Paris 17th arrondissement, a wonder, or the thousand holes pancakes to generously cover in toasted almond praline and argan-honey oil; absolutely devine and not too sweet.
And new this year, Maison Gazelle unveils a wonderful selection of good savory treats, starting with an XXL burrata with argan oil and almonds. The savory gazelle horns are given pride of place as well. To choose: 3 exclusive flavors: onion confit, cinnamon and Comté cheese; lamb and prune tajine and kefta with Espelette pepper. Original you say?
From me to you: go for the Croque de Fes, that is some incredible toasted white bread with dry beef confit inside. 10/10, it was finger-licking good!
In other words, Maison Gazelle is the chic and tasty address where having a break feels good. For all lovers of exotic pastries, esthetes, and curious!
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 18 August 2020
2 Rue Jean-Macé
75011 Paris 11
La corne de gazelle: 2 €
Glace: 2 €
Thé glacé ou citronnade: 5 €
Lait d'amande frais pressé à froid: 6 €
Pâtisserie: 6 €
Tea Time: 13 €
Coffre 6 cornes de gazelle: 18 €
Boite de 12 cornes de gazelle: 28 €
Boite de 24 cornes de gazelle: 55 €