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La Fête du Pain

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I been rather neglectful of my blog over the past week which makes me wonder whether I should consider renaming the blog. Mmmmm….

It is during these times where I love having comfort food and there is nothing more comforting than bread. On my latest visit to France I was so happy that it coincided with La Fête du Pain which gave me the opportunity to have freshly made baguettes on site near by Notre Dame.

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It was certainly one of the highlights of the trip because you would think making bread seems so simple but it isn’t just a task, it is an art! If you ever get the chance to visit around May, I recommend you to stop by Notre Dame and experience what France has to offer.


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Fauchon Éclairs

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A lot of the éclairs that I’ve seen and had prior to my visit to France were the classic chocolate flavour. However, one of the biggest joys of travelling is seeing the variations of a classic dessert and the amount of innovations that goes into breathing some new into something old. I had the pleasure of having an extremely rich and decked out coffee éclair at Fauchon which is another favourite spot of mine when visiting the city. Aside from desserts they also sell tea, chocolate, biscuits, and anything related to food.


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Laudurée

Laudurée

If there was ever a bakery that was more like an art gallery, I would say that Laudurée would fit the description. I find that whenever I enter this store, happy feelings just start seeping in. There is something about it when you have art and food combined because it many respects they do together.

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The amount of care that goes into mastering something is an art on its own and you see that reflecting in the goodies sold at Laudurée. There is not only the aesthetics but also the taste that goes into their creations, hence their popularity.

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Naturally I couldn’t leave the store without getting something for myself and after having macarons from different shops, there is a reason why Laudurée remains at the top of their game. If you have a chance to try them out, please do so!!


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Musée du Louvre

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The visits to the Louvre have always been a corner-stone of my trips to Paris. Aside from being one of the most recognizable museums in the world, it holds a collection that is beyond imagination. I have always enjoyed my visits to the Louvre and there is that feeling that comes with seeing something that you’ve only seen in a book or a picture. It can be quite daunting when you first walk into the museum with the mass of people but once you get sucked into the allure, history and surroundings you will be amazed how quickly time passes.


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Häagen-Dazs – Bradley Cooper

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One of the things I love about traveling is coming cross the unexpected. In North America, its rare to see a celebrity to be endorsing a product due to image reasons, etc. However, across the pond it is a different story so one can only imagine the kick I got when I saw Bradley Cooper’s face on one of the Häagen-Dazs stores in Paris.


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Cook N’With Class

Croisssant Class

I had been to Paris before prior to this latest trip. Since this was my second time to the city, I had decided to do something a little bit different. I wanted to learn about the food and culture but from a different perspective aside from eating so after much research I enrolled in a cooking class. I signed up for the baking class at this culinary school called Cook N’With Class that offers cooking lessons in English. It was a relatively intimate environment where you have roughly 5-6 people with 1 instructor and while this took place at 9am, it was worth the trek. My instructor Emmanuelle was simply awesome and not only was she knowledgable but she had a light-hearted personality. I had a great time learning how much work goes into a croissant and I have a new-found respect for the amount of thoughts that went into sourcing the ingredients. I hope to have another lesson there soon!!


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Nestlé Savoy

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I have grown up on Nestlé products and I always get giddy when I get to try their products from other markets. Recently, one of my colleagues returned from his vacation in Venezuela and brought back some chocolates. I had never had chocolates from that market before and it was a treat to try something new literally and figuratively.