Sunday, December 22, 2013

Stohrer Patisserie, Paris

Paris oldest patisserie, since 1730, located in rue Montorgeuil, a pedestrian narrow road near Les Halles in the second arrondissement of Paris. 

Nicolas Stohrer the founder, was once the pastry chef of Louis XV and her Polish wife. He then opened his bakery store in the same place as it is located today. 

Except from the big selection of pastries you can find many salads, ham and brunch or breakfast food to take away. 

Stohrer is declared to be the inventor of rum baba. 
Baba au rum, is similar to the babka, a cylindrical yeast cake from Poland. Unfortunately I didn't try it, (I will do, next time) but got an eclair instead. Some years ago Le Figaro stated that the best eclairs in Paris are at Stohrer.

The eclair was very good, freshly made, nice chocolate flavor, not too sweet filling but the icing was not my preferred kind, although this is subjective. Still the best one I had and suggest from Paris is from La Maison du chocolat which is sublime.  

What I liked the most was how they keep things simple. Most patisseries in Paris right now have modern twisted versions of the pastries. At Stohrer pastries are traditional, refined and well made, so one of the few places to taste the authentic.

Price 4.50euros. 

See also:

Bernachon, Lyon
Laduree, macarons
Sadaharu Aoki, Paris
Benoit, Paris (1 Michelin star)
Paul Bocuse, Lyon (3 Michelin stars)

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