Off to France


The culinary school is closed for vacation, so I’m taking a trip to France –to Paris and Provence. I’ll try to post from there, but I have a feeling that I’ll just end up chaining myself to my computer when I get back to post about all the food that comes my way.

I decided to plan this trip to Paris around the usual suspects: pastry, bread, chocolate, and kitchen supply shops. I’ll probably go to a different neighborhood a day, connecting the dots between my choices and stopping off at whatever monuments and serendipitous food shops we find interesting.

I took recommendations from the web and books, and compiled a master list before going to ViaMichelin (it seems like the French version of Mapquest) and finding where they were. I then found each one on a neighborhood map in my guidebook, and added it to the map, making my own key on the margin… such is my mania.

This my list so far…

Jean-Paul Hevin
E Dehillerin
Berthillon
La Charlotte de L’Isle
La Maison de la Vanille
Le Boulanger de Monge
Sadaharu Aoki
Boulangerie Moderne
Kayser
Pascal Pinaud Boulangerie/Patisserie
Ladurée
Pierre Hermé
Poilane
Gerard Mulot
Christian Constant
Cacao et Chocolat
Jean-Luc Poujauran
Michael Chaudun
Debauve & Gallais
La Grand Epicierie at Le Bon Marche
Fouquet
Ladurée Royale
A La Mere de Famille
A l’Etoile d’Or
Rousseau et Seurre
Lenotre

As for restaurants, we’re planning on Senderens, L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, L’Epi Dupin, Aux Lyonnais, and Cafe Constant, and beyond that… whatever we have room for.

5 Responses to “Off to France”

  1. Helen Says:

    Have a wonderful time! Can’t wait to hear your report. I went to school in Provence and it’s one of my favorite places on earth.

  2. Bea at La Tartine Gourmande Says:

    Wow, what a program! Enjoy very minute of it!

  3. lizelle Says:

    I heard Provence is famous for their rosee wine ( :

  4. Gerald Says:

    Wow – you’re itinerary is intense! Hope you get to most of it… can’t wait to see pictures of all the macarons

  5. rACHAEL Says:

    Have an amazing trip! Sounds like you will!

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