Paris-Brest, Saint-Honoré, Mille Feuilles are classics of French pastry art that chef Philippe Conticini and visionary Thierry Tessier have modernized opening their Pâtisserie des Rêves in 2009. Tessier wanted to rediscover the tastes of his childhood and no other chef than Conticini could have reinvented this classics.
Sounds easy but in fact a real challenge: bringing back emotion with items that you can find every where in lousy pastry shops and supermarkets. We have forgotten to the taste of the real thing after years eating the cheap versions of these historical cakes. Mille-feuille goes back to 1651, Saint-Honoré, created in the 1847 by a chef named Chiboust to honor the holly patron of the bakers, Chiboust being also famous for cake bearing his name and Paris-Brest, created in 1891 for a cycling race between Paris and Brest in Brittany ,in the shape of a bicycle wheel.
In a sharp design store with suspended glass domes going up and down displaying the cakes, Saint-Honoré comes square rather than round, Mille-feuille is drewling with vanilla and Paris Brest has an extra filling of praline. House creations staring the fruits of the season and specialties that Conticini contributed to make so famous, verrines also displayed in these unusual designed pastry stores where your sweet tooth addiction will be totally fulfilled.
3 locations in Paris, the store in rue de Longchamps offering on top a tea room and special activities for children on Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00am and from 2:00 to 3:30pm.
Pâtisserie des rêves
111 rue de Longchamps 75016 Paris
93 rue du Bac 75007 Paris
19 rue Poncelet 75017 Paris