Pâtisserie des Rêves, Paris
Tel: 33 1 42 84 00 82
Metro: Rue du Bac
Concierge.com's insider take:
With the opening of Pâtisserie des Rêves in fall 2009, celebrated pastry chef Philippe Conticini has made a much-noted return to the forefront of the city's pâtisserie scene. Updated classics such as the Paris–Brest (choux pastry with a crème filling and a praline heart) and the St.-Honoré (flaky pastry layered with mascarpone, vanilla crème, caramel, and featherlight whipped cream) as well as new favorites—including the 100-percent-chocolate Grand Cru (a mousse-filled masterpiece) and seasonal tartes—are displayed like jewels under glass domes. Best of all, Conticini's treats are among the most reasonably priced in town: An outsize madeleine costs about $3; an individual fig tart is about $7. No wonder there's always a line.
Open Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 am to 8:30 pm, Sundays 8:30 am to 2 pm.
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