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Le Guide des Gourmands 2009

April 11th, 2009 · No Comments

Le Guide des Gourmands 2009

So, this is our favourite new food guide (caution: it’s really only for France, and it’s written in French) – it’s not a restaurant or hotel guide – it’s a guide of delicious, special food products produced (mainly) in France. It is really a well-organized, well-written list of ‘the best of the best’ in many, many categories – oils and spices, cheese, butters, wines, coffees and teas, sausages, and much, much more.

Here’s a quick list of some things that we tried from le guide and what we’d recommend for you to try as well, should you find yourself on a food trip in Paris:

Pierre Herme – macarons, pain au chocolat, ‘best croissant in Paris’
Fauchon – some kind of sausage (I forget the name, but it’s in the guide) – also this amazing food store has just about every luxury food product you’d ever love, and the pain au chocolat from its bakery are amazing
Petrossian – foie gras aux truffes noir – we purchased this at Lafayette Gourmand, an amazing gourmet food store in Les Galeries Lafayette next to l’Opera
Boulangerie Kayser – baguette monge
Jean-Paul Hevin – bars of chocolate with fruit in them, truffles
Christian Constant – cakes (we tried the fleur de chine)
Mariage et Freres (teas) – we tried the Imperial Earl Grey Jelly (delicious!)
Fromagerie Barthelemy – strong camembert, brie de Melun
Marie Cantin – Saint Marcellin and Saint Antoine cheeses
Lavinia – an amazing wine and spirits store next to La Madeline – try the tasting bar and check out the many ‘sommelier selection’ wines – they pack wines for taking home in your suitcases for free

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