Looking for your dream patisserie? Look no further than cake-maker extraordinaire Philippe Conticini’s contemporary boutique/tea-room in the 16th, La Pâtisserie des Rêves (The Cake of Dreams). Conticini is known for his innovative cookery book on Nutella, and surprises abound in his shop too, where you’ll find new interpretations of traditional gateaux. The Saint-Honoré for example (a circular puff-pastry delight filled with whipped cream and caramelised sugar) is rectangular so that you can cut it into slices; the famous Paris-Brest (a praline cream éclair) comes with a runny praline centre; and his Mille-Feuille (vanilla slice) is particularly heavy on the vanilla. Each month, Conticini brings out a seasonal fruit tart too (a loose interpretation of the traditional ‘fraisier’ strawberry cake), so you have an excuse to come back at least twelve times a year.
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