A Little Piece of Mine

Angel at My Table: La Pâtisserie Ciel

The streets of Paris are paved with pâtisseries and yet more keep popping up….the Les Fées Patissières with their ‘fairy’ cakes, Thoumieux with its Breton shortbread tarts festooned with fresh strawberries, rhubarb and jelly cubes, or lemon cream peaks flecked with meringue buttons, Claire Damon’s second Des Gateaux et du Pain outpost with its mango and caramel version of the classic Saint-Honoré, and La Pâtisserie Ciel with its angel cakes. Featherlight sponges made of whipped egg whites. No butter allowed. Strawberry, vanilla, yuzu (Japanese lime), green tea, and the latest cherub in the cake choir:  Sakara, a pink fluff of cherry blossom and deep-red morellos. Fluffy sponge on the outside and fondanty cream in the centre. Take them with tea in the daylight hours, or Dom Perignon or Japanese whisky come the cocktail hour. Chef Aya Tamura spent time in the lofty Jules Verne restaurant, the Mandarin Oriental, and Saturne so he’s got a firm handle on flavour, including savoury angels such as parmesan and hazelnut or  black sesame seed, while owner Youlin Ly has already tasted success in Paris with restaurant Sola and saké bar Youlin. Small chiffon or angel cakes parcelled up in cute origami boxes are €5 to takeaway, or an extra €2 to eat in; large and medium cakes also available. Open 7/7. 3 rue Monge 75005

Ciel, Sakura

One Response to “Angel at My Table: La Pâtisserie Ciel”

  1. Leslie Kilgour says:

    mmmmm I like the idea of tasting these delish delights in the cocktail hour!!

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