Ohhh no, pastries are conspiring against us! As it is cold outside, we need to rake in calories, it is purely physiological. After facing tremendous perils with Cyril Lignac's shops, those of Christophe Adam or Christophe Michalak, we now have Jean-François Piège in the game.
Knowthine ennemy: this new pastry shop is called Gâteaux Thoumieux (Thoumieux cakes), and since November 20, 2013, you will find the beast 58 rue Saint Dominique in Paris 7th arrondissement, just a stone's throw away from his restaurants.
To be the Lord of the land, Jean-François Piège chose the pastry chef Ludovic Chaussard, who had worked with him at Alain Ducasse. Ludovic has fairly impressive references, both in France (Fauchon, Morand, Grand Hotel de Paris ) and abroad (Greece, Las Vegas) and previously held the position of Deputy pastry chef at the legendary Tour d'Argent, in the 5th arrondissement .
To design the place, Jean François Piège asked talented interior architect and designer India Madhavi. For Gateaux Thoumieux, she went for a boudoir decor, with pastel colors. A modern and elegant decor with soft green, marble and oak.
As for the pastries, the Chefs went for classic desserts, fairly easy to recognize. Apart from the traditional pastries and cakes, Ludovic Chaussard and his team offer a wide range of seasonal pies and cakes.
The boutique's specialty ? The Saint-Dominique of course. Basically, something between bread and sugar, and soft brioche, magnified by two different creams in its center, sprinkled with brown sugar: sheer delight.
We then tried the Kouign Amann, the lemon shortbread, sablé citron, the Chou Chou (choux buns with little buns inside), the grilled coffee éclair, the Sahertochte passion (passionnate Sahertochte), the Tarte Tropézienne (Saint Tropez tart) and the famous Baba du chef (the boss' Baba).
Basically, you are about to spend your life there. And if you're more of a savory person, you might want to go for their baguette sandwiches for lunch.
Enjoy whenever and wherever!
Official website : Gâteaux Thoumieux
Open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 19:00 (7 p.m)
Sunday from 8:30 to 14:00 (2 p.m)
Address : 58, rue Saint Dominique - 75007 Paris
Indicative price: € 2 Kouign-amann, € 3.5 Tarte Tropézienne, € 3.8 Baba, € 3 Eclair
58 Rue Saint-Dominique
75007 Paris 7
Métro La Tour-Maubourg ou Invalides