Gourmet sweet treats in a neighbourhood patisserie.
A pastry chef in the 18th arrondissement? You’d better believe it. The new pâtisserie from Yann Menguy is actually a little bit further than the Goutte d’Or, more like Lamarck-Caulaincourt, an area where residents aren’t really used to chic patisseries. Yet only a week after opening the customers already seem to know the menu off by heart. The open kitchen allows you to watch the young pâtissier, his arms heavily tattooed, as he fashions his little marvels. Six cakes are sold individually, in four or in six. There’s ‘La Goutte d’Or,’ a soft chocolate biscuit with crunchy, nutty buckwheat and silky chantilly cream (€5) or the lemon meringue and yuzu tart (€5.50) – both incredible. On the snack side, there’s salted caramel popcorn, mini raspberry brioche, vanilla feuilleté pastry (€1.80-2), chocolate-pecan cookies (€2), as well as fresh fruit juice or Lomi coffee (€1.80). An eat-in or takeaway breakfast menu is between €7.50 and €8.
These are gorgeous, well-priced cakes in a great spot. Yann Menguy’s only crime? That it isn't easier to get to.
TRANSLATION: MEGAN CARNEGIE
|Venue name:||La Goutte d'Or||Contact:|
183 rue Marcadet
|Opening hours:||Tue-Sat 8am-7.30pm; Sun 8am-2pm. Cakes served from 10am|
|Transport:||Metro: Lamarck - Caulaincourt|