If you know Paris, you may have walked by one of the famous stores already. First, there is the mouthwatering smell, a tasty bun fresh from the oven. Then, by tracing back up the trail, you see a bunch of foodies treating themselves to delectable viennoiseries or carrying boxes of pastries. You are on the right way, keep walking all the way to the queue and you will find yourself in front of a luxury pastry store. Under the huge chandelier, pâtissiers work hard to cover rock-shaped pastries with shavings. There you are, at Aux Merveilleux de Fred.
This sophisticated and sweet place enjoys a dozen places in Paris, and even in Vincennes, Levallois-Perret, and Boulogne-Billancourt. This address designed by Frédéric Vaucamps gives pride of place to Merveilleux, a Belgian specialty that hasfoodies melt. It is traditionally made of two meringues, whipped cream, the whole rolled in chocolate shavings.
But here, the recipe has been revisited the Fred way. Merveilleux is available in different flavors: speculoos, coffee, praline, dark chocolate, caramel, and cherry. There are different sizes as well: from the mini version, the individual version, to the version to share (4 to 24 servings), it can be enjoyed at any time, and suits everyone.
The other specialty provided at Aux Merveilleux de Fred is cramiques. These viennoiseries also originate from Belgium and are made of super-moist brioche bun filled with raisins, chocolate, or sugar. We love them as much as we love merveilleux!