La Pâtisserie des Rêves Take 4
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

You have probably figured out from the title of this post that I love this place. I love it enough to have written 3 posts (post #1post #2post #3) about it already. La pâtisserie des rêves, opened by Philippe Conticini, is probably my most visited pastry shop in Paris. Continci’s pastries appear simple but take a bite and you’ll discover many textures and layers. Some of my favourites are his classics like tarte tatin and Paris-Brest (see below). I also find his pastries relatively light and manageable in portion.

Curious to find out more about the man behind the delectable pastries, I found a great article online. I was quite impressed by his many talents as a cuisinier (received a 1-Michelin star at Petrossian, Paris), consultant, mentor, traiteur (catering), of course  pâtissier. I even bought his book which I highly recommend it if you’re a seasoned baker or if you’ve got some patience. Each pastry is made up of 3-5 different recipes so it takes quite a bit of time. Here are some pictures from my last visit back in May for some motivation.

Entre deux: layers of chocolate biscuit, light chocolate mousse, praline, feuilletine, and orange confit.

Paris-Brest: pâte à choux with a crumble top, praline cream with a liquid rich praline centre.

Éclair au café fort: pâte à choux, coffee pastry cream, covered in milk chocolate.

Clockwise from top-left: La lemonta tout chocolat, Grand Cru, Ceylan.

Ceylan: light white chocolat mousse, jasmin tea pastry cream, hazelnut genoise, lemon confit, feuilletine, and genoise.

La lemonta tout chocolat: chocolate mousse, chocolate meringue, dark chocolate ganache.

Well? Let me know what you think. Write me a comment below!