Patisserie Christophe Michalak
Cuisine: European, French
Positioning himself as the rock-n-roll pastry chef, Michalak offers a whole new take on what it means to be a top-notch pastry chef in Paris. Following a pop-up cream puff stand he did in partnership... Read More
Positioning himself as the rock-n-roll pastry chef, Michalak offers a whole new take on what it means to be a top-notch pastry chef in Paris. Following a pop-up cream puff stand he did in partnership with another chef a couple years ago, he went ahead and opened his own pastry-making workshop in the 10th arrondissement. For many years the only place you could purchase Michalak's confections were at the Palace Hotel where he has long been the resident-pastry chef. But, since, it's said, the cream rises to the top, now Michalak has just opened in recent months his first patisserie in Paris and it's in the lovely and convenient Marais district, just behind the BHV, in fact. It's best to come in with no expectations and just let your tastebuds be delighted with shapes, forms and combinations that are altogether a different take on the meaning of "French patisserie."
16 rue de la Verrerie
- Ice Cream: "Michalak is well-known as one of France's top pastry chefs. And in the summer he rolls out his ice cream offerings. It's always fun to see what this creative culinary expert in all things sweet is going to come up with next."
- Best for Ice Cream Because: He now offers ice cream. And since it's Michalak, you can be sure it's going to be good.