05 May '11, 7am

A whole store dedicated to cream puffs, in Paris? S'il vous plaît!

A whole store dedicated to cream puffs, in Paris? S'il vous plaît!

Bruno Fournier The Popelini pastry shop in Paris. Popelini , the pastry shop Lauren Koumetz opened this month in Paris’s Marais neighborhood, is devoted exclusively to pâte à choux, or cream puffs, the bite-size flavor shots that offer a sugar lover an alternative to France’s superstar macaron. On any given day, the choux are lined up in a half dozen flavors including dark chocolate, lemon praline, salted butter caramel, Madagascar vanilla and rose; some have an additional confit filling of passion fruit or raspberry. And then there’s the choux du jour, dreamed up by the pastry chef Alice Barday, which might be strawberry-litchi, Earl Grey tea, pear, or tiramisu, inspired by the Italian dessert with whipped cream, almonds and crunchy chocolate sprinkles. Koumetz, 26, was raised in the Marais and developed a passion for choux as a child. Her father owns the recently rechris...

Full article: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/03/let-them-ea...

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