Pastry fans, you’ll be served with Nicolas Paciello's new teatime served at restaurant le Joy, at the hotel Barrière Le Fouquet’s Paris. Prince de Galles former pastry chef and sweet magician who worked with Stéphanie Le Quellec, gave in to Fouquet's in September 2019 and we were looking forward to disocvering what pastries he'll work for this legendary hotel in Paris.
He explains: “I grew up in a family where teatime was a deeply-rooted tradition. This moment of sharing and extreme greed is very dear to me. But a teatime worthy of this name is not something you take on the go! To enjoy it, you have to take your time”.
This is why Le Joy’s new teatime is to be enjoyed in two courses!
First, let's take the time to sit down and enjoy Le Joy setting. Tea fans will enjoy the long organic tea list by Pascal Hamour including a 5 years of age Pu Erh and a Darjeeling Imperial picked at the foot of the Himalaya. As for coffee fans, they can enjoy delicious lattes, cappucinos and expressos.
After a few minutes of wait (just enough to relax), we face a sweet and savory selection: lukewarm scones cooked at the last minute, madeleines, (dark, milk) chocolate and pecan cookies – a must! –, cakes (Sicilian pistachio marbled cake, vanilla cake), cucumber, royal crab, guacamole finger sandwich or salmon, beetroot cubes or even Iberian ham focaccia. And to be honest, we take our time to make the best of each treat.
Then, enjoy the second course with Nicolas Paciello's signature pastries generously served in mini sizes allowing us to enjoy them and not being sick. For the first version of the teaime, the chef provides you with lemon pie, pistachio éclair, Paris-Brest and soft chocolate cake with an irresistible caramel-coffee heart. Pastries voluntarily include less sugar, but are as delicious and perfect after this teatime worthy of a king.
Feel liking trying it? This Afternoon Tea is served daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.!
46 Avenue George V
75008 Paris 8
Tea time classique: €48
Tea time au champagne: €58
Tea time pour deux: €92
Servi tous les jours de 15h à 18h