M&M met us at the Gare du Nord. We walked to their apartment, stopping by a bakery to pick up some treats for breakfast. I got to start the morning out right, with home-made espresso!
And chocolate filled brioche.
And berry tarts.
After a 45 minute walk we earned our decadent cup of hot chocolate at Angelina. It was basically a melted chocolate bar in a cup with some whipped cream on the side. AMAZING. But one cup was more than enough. And that’s saying a lot coming from an admitted chocoholic. But if you’re a fan of all things yummy, gooey and delicious, visit Angelina’s for some hot chocolate. I can’t vouch for their food. We weren’t interested in eating food, just the sweets. We all shared a lemon tart and it was okay; not as delicious as the one from Gérard Mulot.
Isn’t it gorgeous?!
M, recovering from the sugar overload.
Angelina was across from the Louvre so I mentioned how the McCafe has some tasty macarons for just 90¢ a piece. So we headed there and bought a couple to hold us over until we can get to Laduree, home of the best macaron. Sadly we ate all of those before taking pictures of them. But now I have a new flavour to add to my list of favourites: pistachio. My other faves? Lemon and salted caramel.
Yummy lemon macaron.
This is my to-go place in Paris. They are certified artisan bread bakers and their baguettes are delicious. When we were in Paris last year I made it a point to find the best lemon tart and Gérard Mulot wins the title hands down.
I swear we ate real food but I forgot to take pictures of it. We enjoyed some wonderful Indian food by Notre Dame and followed the meal with some wine at a brasserie near the train station. Our day in Paris was perfect: lots of walking and lots of tasting. I think my next trip to Paris will need to be a shopping one. And eating, of course.