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Things we love: Pâtisseries à Paris


While looking through cook books and baking supplies at Good Egg in Kensington Market, we came across a very cute book entitled Pâtisseries à Paris, published by Paumes. Yes, this book is in Japanese, but we couldn’t resist purchasing it because it’s just too adorable!



This book features many famous pâtisseries in Paris, including Pierre Hermé, Ladurée, Angelina, Sadaharu Aoki, Carette, etc. With so many beautiful photos of cakes, macarons, tartlettes, éclairs, and chocolates, it was impossible to put the book back down at the store. Although the writing is in Japanese for the most part, the addresses are not – so that’s still helpful for our upcoming visit to Paris this July! 🙂



Le Dolci will be going to Paris this July, and there is still one more spot left for this fun foodie trip! Along with us, there will be many interesting activities to participate in, such as learning how to bake French pastries and going on tours. You’ll get the chance to make your own bread, croissants, and éclairs! Additionally, there will be optional tasting dinners and cruises to take part in. On this trip, there will also be free afternoons and evenings for you to explore Paris, and visit many of the lovely pâtisseries listed in this book! To find out more about the Paris trip, visit http://www.ledolci.com/paris-2012!

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The Hotel du Jeu de Paume: Partner hotel for our Foodie Trip to Paris!

Et voila! More information regarding our July  Foodie Trip to Paris! Our partner hotel is The Hotel du Jeu de Paume situated in the romantic Latin Quarter.

Guests who join us on our trip can stay in any accommodation they wish. The city has hundreds of options; from the Hotel Intercontinental to quaint B&Bs or even renting an apartment for the week living like a local, for those wishing to take the guess work out of finding accommodation we have organised a partnership with a local hotel as an option for some of our guests who want to take the guess work out of finding and booking a place to stay.

More about our partner hotel:

  • The Hotel du Jeu de Paume is a charming four star hotel on the Île St Louis within walking distance to some of the most famous areas of Paris like le Marais and le Quartier Latin and just a quick stroll along the Seine from our home base of La Cuisine Paris.
  • As its name suggests, the hotel is housed in a renovated former Royal tennis court, built under Louis XIII, at the beginning of the 17th century.  Offering 27 rooms 27 rooms and 3 suites, all of which are elegantly decorated and equipped with a full bathroom, minibar, flat screen LED TV, phones, and free WiFi access, the Jeu de Paume is a comfortable base for your week exploring Paris.

We have secured a block of rooms at a special rate which will be held for us until May 15th.

  • 4 single rooms at €153/night
  • 4 double “standard” rooms at €234/ night
  • 2 double “superior” rooms at €261/ night

Find out more about this lovely hotel on their website (http://jeudepaumehotel.com/ile-saint-louis/)

The Atmosphere in the Latin Quarter!

The hotel terrace

Interior shots of the hotel.

Hotel restaurant!

 

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LE DOLCI’s FIRST FOODIE TRIP TO PARIS – JULY 23-28, 2012

We at Le Dolci love to travel and love to share, that is why we’d love to show you some of our favourite foodie spots. On all of our world travels we have met the most wonderful food producers, suppliers, farmers and food lovers and we want to introduce you to this inspirational bunch.

This year our foodie trips will take us further afield where you’ll have to bring your passport. Paris, London & Sicily is where we used to live, love and eat so we will use Europe as a starting point, well… starting with the City of Lights, Paris in 2012!

Our trips are designed to educate, amaze and entertain you and we’re excited to show you some of our favourite places.

Our first foodie trip will be in Paris from Monday July 23rd to Friday July 28th. Five days filled with daily hands on workshops and culinary adventures. We are partnering with La Cuisine Paris, the most wonderful little school in Paris, located in the heart of the city! At La Cuisine they will teach us how to make:

  • Parisian macarons
  • Baguettes
  • Choux Pastry
  • Pain au Chocolat
  • Le Croissant
  • and more….

As part of this foodie exploration, you will spend mornings in the kitchen with the most talented Parisian pastry chefs and in the afternoons you will explore Paris’s foodie haunts, gems and places that only the locals know about. Keep checking this page as more details to follow shortly!

Drop us a line at orders@ledolci.com to reserve a spot as space is limited! You can also sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know about our sojourn to this enchanted and magical city!