Cuisine: European, French
A specialty shop of the very popular and Moscow-originated Cafe Pouchkine, this is where you go to get your cream puff fix. These aren't just any cream puffs, though. They are conceived of by Julien... Read More
A specialty shop of the very popular and Moscow-originated Cafe Pouchkine, this is where you go to get your cream puff fix. These aren't just any cream puffs, though. They are conceived of by Julien Alvarez, the pastry chef who has under his belt the title of world champion pastry chef. Each bite-sized cream puff that comes in flavors like Tahitian vanilla, rose petal, rum, orange flower and pistachio almond is frosted with a confectioner's spun frosting and crystalized sugar that complements the flavor variety of the puffs. All of this is to be had while on your way to or from visiting the Louvre. Then again you could enjoy your box of six or 12 Pouchkinette cream puffs before or after visiting the world famous museum since there is so much shopping to do at this underground mall, the Carrousel du Louvre. It's open on Sundays as well.
- Patisseries: "While the cream puffs are the name-sake of this Franco-Russe patisserie shop, they also offer top shelf pastries, macarons and other goodies. Chef Patissier Julie Alvarez, working with his team, like Demmo who oversees the Carrousel du Louvre location, offers seasonal fine pastries and fancy cakes sure to tantalize your tastebuds. New on the horizon is the Pouchkine creation of orange and cappuccino tarte - one of those surprisingly delicious flavor combinations. Also available are signature teas and beautiful candles."
- Best for Patisseries Because: In addition to the stand-alone cream puffs, Pouchkinette has the best chocolate macaron in town. And the classic Russian medovics are a must.