Hello, My wife and I are currently staying in Paris and loving it! We went to a bakery this evening and got a delicious Creme Brûlée. We realized that this desert included a small stoneware dish, and were wondering if the bakery would expect that the dish be returned. No one said anything as we bought it, but we weren't sure if it was common knowledge/etiquette. So far I've found nothing informative online regarding this. Thanks for any information!
I don't think it needs to be returned. Now, you can go back, eat a bunch more and bring home a set of the stoneware dishes as momentos.
Hahah, Thanks. I won't be collecting an entire set, but if no one is affronted, it will make for a nice memento.
So....where is this bakery?
In the Marais neighborhood, at the intersection of Rue Charlot and Rue de Bretagne. If you're traveling SE on Rue de Bretagne, the bakery will be on the right (South) side of the street just a few blocks down. Delicious! We've been there now for breakfast once, dinner once, and to get a baguette.
Michael, you keep it, I have a stonewear casserole dish I adore, got it about 8 or 9 years ago in Paris it had a frozen entree from Picards in it and it wonderful,,use it almost every week!
Please get the name and/or address. We will be staying in the Marais in April and want to go there. Most couples have a favorite song...we have a favorite dessert - yep, creme brulee. Merci beaucoups - Martha
Unfortunately we have moved on to Rome, and so far, I have had no luck finding the place on Google maps. My wife seems to remember the name as (something like) "famille mer" but she is not confident in that. With that said, the directions I posted above should get you there. The front of the store has several different pastries and desserts on display, the middle is full of sandwiches, and there are a few desserts near the cash register. Behind the register (on a wall that curves around the register) are the breads. It is also right next to a chocolate shop. Sorry I can't be any more specific. The intersection above is accurate though, and if you reach a different intersection you've gone to far. If you have any other questions don't hesitate to ask, and I'll do my best to answer.
Could it be La Fougasse? It is next to a chocolate shop and has a rounded display at the front of the store. It looks like they specialize in breads and desserts. Google maps says it is 36 Rue de Bretagne, but it looks more like 25. There is a blog write about it here: http://pufflist.blogspot.com/2009/03/la-fougasse-paris.html.
Indeed! That is the one, thanks Stacey.
Oh good! Now can someone recommend a great place to get creme brûlée near the Eiffel Tower or Notre Dame? It is my favorite dessert too and I don't think we are going to have time make it to La Fougasse. Or is pretty much anywhere a good place to get creme brûlée in Paris?
It's easy to find all over. Always good. Very simple and easy to make.
This is fabulous. One place I'll be at daily. Thanks folks for getting the name and blog for a luscious visual. Merci
hi, i had a couple types of Creme Brulee. wasnt disappointed in any of them. also had 2 croissants everyday for breakfast. those were awesome too. happy trails.
Thanks for the creme brulee information. We will be there in May. A trip to the Marais for creme brulee sounds wonderful! Plus, several trips would net us several little dishes for future use. :)