Friday, December 17, 2010

Boulangerie Gosselin

Sometimes the best thing you can do in Paris is take the wrong bus and get off at the wrong stop... I thought I'd give you something to chew on over the week-end... While shopping madly and wrapping gifts even more madly... A little look at Boulangerie Gosselin...
There are 3 branches - one is at 258 Boulevard St Germain, 75007
 Another at 28, Rue Caumartin, 75009 and 125, rue St.-Honore 75001 (merci Sweet Freak) Watch their delicious video here.
Oh why didn't I go inside and taste a slice of tarte au pomme or fige?
This is actually a neighborhood patisserie/boulangerie...
One you might never have heard of it...But everything looks...
Quite superior, including this lovely ganache gateaux au chocolat...
BEAR is always smitten with old fashioned giant meringues - miam
We WILL have to go back another time won't we for a taste!
BONJOUR BOULANGERIE GOSSELIN!
Bonne Week-End!

20 comments:

  1. What a good discovery! Bear is so cute. Though, I'm more with your choice of tarte au pomme rather than bear's meringue.

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  2. There is another one on rue Saint-Honoré. We were neighbors in my old office. Sigh. It's a dreamy place.

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  3. Thanks for the info on Trader Joe's I will get some and attempt some macarons someday. Glad Bear likes the meringues I do too!
    Have fun wrapping gifts.

    Merry Pinkmas!

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  4. Just to clarify, what is a Boulangerie, what is a Patisserie, and what is the difference between both? Can you give examples of both from your travels, please? Thank you!

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  5. Good point Sybil!
    I was surprised that Gosselin was called a boulangerie, but then they do sell bread.
    Pierre Herme and Laduree do NOT!
    So I would assume the is the difference but I'm just taking a guess and could be way off base.
    It would not be the 1st time...ahem

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  6. You've got to love a city where even your mis-steps lead to glory!

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  7. "superior"...perfect word for your pics. thx!

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  8. Beautiful shots, Carol!
    My God, those pastries look fabulous!
    The first shot is a stunner...

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  9. The best way to come across this sort of surprise - purely by taking that wrong bus - if you were looking for it perhaps you wouldn't have found it. All I want for Christmas is the first cake!!!! YUM

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  10. Those pastries and cakes are so beautiful that I catch my breath just a little. Someday, I've got to be there again and eat my way across Paris. Thanks for the visual feast.

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  11. TANKS Nikon!
    No wonder I didn't dare set foot inside.
    Though I've never bought a whole cake EVER!
    I'm leaning towards the second one since it's basically a glossy fruit basket.
    Healthier perhaps?

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  12. mmmmmmmmmm!!!!
    delicious!!!

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  13. Truly fantastic!

    I wonder what is it about those giant meringues, Italians have them too. They must make quite a mess when eaten. ;-)

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  14. Seeing Bear looking longingly at those foof displays made me wonder, Carol.
    He's been hanging out with you for quite a while now, going on trips, surely more than tasting those goodies you have access to.
    Sooo...has the cute little guy put on any POUNDS since the beginning of your relationship?

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  15. Oh my; displays of Foof" are what I find in windows here in Philly.
    I should have said "Food," of course.

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  16. eveything looks so incredibly delicious!

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  17. Oh man, I want that red one right there at the top. !!!! Sheesh, Could skate on it's glossiness. And wouldn't that be fun? Nice neighborhood. I am now craving giant marshmallow for tony cafe. well, anything from there actually . looks great. :)

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  18. great place...like NYC some places you find when getting lost..can be a great thing! have a great holiday!!

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  19. Dangerously delicious...

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