French Patisseries... who can resist the delicate texture, intricate details of deliciousness, the cream filled, chocolate, almond paste, raspberry spell, let alone the cherry on top?
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!
Why not a box of plenty... petit fours or as they are called in French: Mignardises, bite size pastry wonders.
Hard decisions to make this Saturday morning: What pastry shop to go to? What cake to eat? My cousins have created this problem for me, and I need to resolve it or go mad.
"French author Marcel Proust, who loved Angelina's madeleines, declared they could transport him back to childhood, and recent food author Patricia Wells added that Angelina's hot chocolate (which they are famous for) was a "lethally rich, delicious hot chocolate".
Angelina's was known as "Rumpelmayers" many years ago, the belle époque salon de thé (tea shop) is set under the arcades on rue de Rivoli, a frescoes-and-gilded-mirrors décor with closely set cloth-covered marble-topped tables set for Parisian grande dames & blue-jean-ed tourists who are treated equally in these elegant surroundings." sais the Virtual Tourist.
Hope your day is full of delicious decisions too.
Choice for this afternoon's tea: