Monday, August 1, 2011

Pâtisserie Hunt - Julien


Julien has beautiful pastries, and in April, Marie and I performed a taste test on la religieuse caramel and a millefeuille pistache which can be seen in the background.

Julien sits just across the square from Église Saint Philippe du Roule. After being reprimanded for taking photos, we made our purchase and took it outside on the terrace for photographing and tasting. The religieuse is two puff pastries filled with a light buttercream (some are filled with Chantilly) and embellished with handmade chocolate and salted caramel. This was divine but may have been surpassed by the millefeuille. Right now I would like a taste of either.


Julien
73 Avenue Franklin D Roosevelt

38 comments:

Jack said...

Excellent, Genie. Julien doesn't understand the benefit of having your luscious photos of his pastries on your blog. Send the crusty old buzzard a link.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I'm now starving for a taste!! It looks fantastic! You do know how to get my attention!!! Hope you have a great week, mon amie!

Hugs,
Sylvia

Malyss said...

OMG! I'm discovering that at breakfast time.How can you be so cruel?!!! :o))

Pierre BOYER said...

Appétissant !!!
Belle journée,

Pierre
http://pierre-boyer.blogspot.com/

Suzi said...

Oh my it looks divine. I love salted caramel. It is quite amazing how some Parisians are quite fussy about photography. I found the same but they were nicer if you asked. Which I am sure you did.....yum i want one. x

Jilly said...

Oh my goodness, this looks like two pastries to me - gilding the lily and how! But oh my, I LOVE caramel...

dive said...

OOOOOOooooooooo …

Shell Sherree said...

Mmm. Salted caramel... Do you think we could kid ourselves that the pistachio millefeuille is a healthy option?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's just all too hard, I can give up most things but there is no way in this world that I could say no to that pastry!! Coffee and pastry to me is the perfect way to start the day, thanks Genie, now where will I find that in Perth..?

Andy said...

Genie! You are making my mouth water. I would have loved to have seen the look on your face when you got your reprimanded. My guess is that it didn't scare you one bit.

biebkriebels said...

This a real calory bomb. I let it pass....

Joe said...

There are times when one must resist. This is not one of them.

brattcat said...

my stomach is now rumbling eagerly. loud enough, i fear, to be heard all the way across the ocean.

M said...

Une noisette to go along with the lucious pâtisseries and I will be a most happy girl! Your photo displays this perfectly .... I can still taste that wonderful caramel and the light filling!

Birdman said...

This postcard is edible!

Bibi said...

At first I thought it was from Chez Julien, the brasserie. Boy, does this look good....

And goes to show you just how sinful a 'religieuse' can be.... ;)

Paris Paul said...

Normally I would say this looks great, but as I've just finished eating too much at a Parisian Subway...

Aesthetic Alterations said...

That millefeuille! I didn't know there was a pistache version--and that's after nearly 20 years of being a devotee of the pasty. I could be happy with only three pasties available to me: millefeuille, sablé au citron, and madeleines.

Scrumptious!

Virginia said...

I swear my mouth is watering! I can almost taste them both. Miam miam!
V

Janey and Co. said...

If you need another tester...I would like to apply!

Rob and Mandy said...

Now THIS must be heaven!

Alexa said...

I'd be willing to use up my daily calorie quota on either one of these fabulous pastries—and would probably have to. :~} I envy you and Marie this treat!

Loree said...

I'll have one of both please :)

Gunn said...

Looks yummy!
I still can`t figure out how / why French women are so skinny!!

Fábio Martins said...

Appetizing picture :)

Andrew Etchen said...

Yum! I think anything remotely dessert like in Paris is to die for! you have now made me craving something sweet and I was just about to go for a jog.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I linked to a recipe (en français) which gave it a difficulty rating of 2 out of 5. I am sure that the internet will have some easy options in English if you are interested. The pastry itself is quite easy... nothing to the buttercream and caramel au beure salé. Compared to making macarons this one is a snap and looks quite impressive. Let me know how you do.

There was only ONE millefeuille pistache in the counter that day and it was divine. Like Catherine I did not know there was such a thing. Pistache is my favorite macaron with a variety of fillings.

If I am going to take a full front photograph of a person, I will ask permission (unless they are across the street or on a balcony or across the Seine, etc), but in a shop such as this I do not. There is not anyone there who "owns" it and could actually grant permission. There are two small pâtisseries on Rue D'Aligre where I did ask (and receive) permission. Does this make sense?

I will have more comments on my next pâtisserie post about eating these treats in Paris.

Harriet said...

This is one beautiful photo. You are a natural when it comes to food photography! The taste must have been divine.

James said...

Delicious and oh so decadent! :) Yum!

Randy said...

That would take a month of walks to work that off. I'll take two!

Red Rose Alley said...

Thank you for your visit. That pastry looks amazing - makes me want a bite right now.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

martinealison said...

Juste ce que j'aime!!! Et voilà que pour quelques minutes de plaisir des mois sur les hanches!...
Mais c'est tellement délicieux et irrésistible, n'est-ce pas ?
Gros bisous.

Gringo said...

It certainly looks tempting, and much more appitising than the Ploughman's lunch I had today!

Alan said...

Cholesterol on a plate, right there. Irresistible nonetheless, Genie!

Louise said...

That looks absolutely fabulous. I don't understand why these people don't understand how we swoon over photos such as this, and their shops full of lusciousness.

Louis la Vache said...

YUM!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Simply drooling. We could never make these in America! Oh, sure we COULD, but we wouldn't. :D

I wonder if I lived in Paris, would I make my living painting la religieuse caramel instead of jelly donuts???

Ninny said...

Genie! What are you trying to do to me? I can't believe I just had to swallow hard because my mouth was watering so! Now, where in Oklahoma am I going to get something so beautifully, perfectly scrumptious at 6 p.m. (or anytime for that matter!) I am in complete misery, left to want the rest of the evening.