The quest for Paris’ perfect Mont Blanc

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Paris, Travel with Karen | 0 comments

The quest for Paris’ perfect Mont Blanc

I used to be known for my sweet tooth, and though I eat far less sweets than in the past, I have my favorites in Paris:  chocolate, macarons, and mont blanc.  My friend Véronique and I make it a point to get over to Angelina tea salon at least once during my stay, we order the mont blanc to take out, and enjoy it in the park.  Mont blanc is crème de marrons (chestnut cream) with chantilly (whipped cream) and meringue.

So far, I have sampled three different ones ~ Restaurant La Fontaine de Mars near the Eiffel Tower (very good, even had bits of marron glacé, candied chestnuts, in the chestnut crème), Bread & Roses bakery on rue Fleurus, and Angelina Tea Salon on rue du Rivoli.  Each is unique and delicious; but I especially like the one at Angelina, as it is the least sweet.  Below find photos of the luscious dessert from Angelina and Bread & Roses.

Angelina_MontBlanc_medMont Blanc from Angelina:  lightly whipped cream is elegantly wrapped in chestnut cream “vermicelli” and set upon a meringue base.  The park in nearby Palais Royal provides a lovely atmosphere in which to savor the delight.

montblanc_BreadRoses_medAt Bread & Roses bakery, the chestnut cream is decoratively cradled with whipped cream,
set on a meringue base and topped with a candied chestnut.