If you want to taste the ingenious creations of the young pâtissier Christophe Michalak, you’ll first have to swallow the prices: €16 for a cake and €9 for the tea that comes with it. You aren’t only paying for the quality, but also for the setting – all comfortable armchairs and hyper-courteous staff. The range of cakes is limited and changes regularly, so it’s worth asking the staff for recommendations. But you can’t go wrong with la Religieuse (a lemon tart) or the vanilla bourbon-flavoured millefeuille. A wider choice of tea would have been welcome; yet when the rest is so sumptuous, this is mere nit-picking.
|Venue name:||La Galerie des Gobelins|
25 Avenue Montaigne
|Opening hours:||Daily 6pm-2am|
|Transport:||Metro: Alma-Marceau (9) or Franklin D. Roosevelt (1 & 9)|