You may not know it yet but Christophe Michalak, the renowned new generation pastry chef, opened his cooking school and takeaway shop last September in Paris. For the inauguration, Sortiraparis had a chance to snoop around the place and meet the chef.
Located in the 10th arrondissement, in a neighborhood that takes us away from the Plaza and its upscale clientele, Christophe Michalak feels at home in his school-shop. Pleasant background music, nice fairly simple atmosphere: when you go into the Michalak Masterclass and takeaway, you feel like you are poping into his home. This is not entirely untrue, as it is his first fully self-financed institution, belonging to him 100%. This gives the chef loads of energy and a will to innovate and offer us his very best.
The place, as we told you, has two distinct parts: the takeaway shop and the cooking school. When in the shop to your right, you will find on the shelves, takeaway specialties (spread, food preparations for pastry...), books and other objects, to your right again, on a display, you have the daily specialties. Freshly made by the chef and his team, the Fantastik cake and the Kosmik verrine change every morning.
Inspired by seasonal products, the new Fantastik and the new Kosmik appears before your eyes, different each morning. To know what's in them, rush to the place's facebook page every day around 11.00 a.m. Christophe Michalak wanted, via this idea to provide a more funky pastry, more in tune with the times. With his verrines (the tiny glasses) and spoon, he gives everyone and anyone the opportunity to eat something delicious on the go, without being a right mess when done. The textures are a blend of the finest agreement.