Patisserie Carl Marletti
Cuisine: European, French
This patisserie in the idyllic and old Latin Quarter of Paris will become as much a reason to visit this neighborhood as the nearby rue Mouffetard and the Arenes de Lutece. Every once in awhile a... Read More
This patisserie in the idyllic and old Latin Quarter of Paris will become as much a reason to visit this neighborhood as the nearby rue Mouffetard and the Arenes de Lutece. Every once in awhile a pastry chef comes along who has a hand so light and masterful of technique that his confections of cream, sugar and pastry flour sprout wings of their own. Such is the case of the pastries you'll find here at this Left Bank, classic Latin Quarter address. Chef Patissier Marletti had been at his craft several decades before opening his own boutique. One of the first things he did was create a fine pastry for his new wife - called Lily Valley and topped with a beret of spun lilac-purple sugar. Another signature cake is chocolate-based and incorporates pop rocks into the crust, hence the sensation is truly one of exploding chocolate ecstacy.
- Patisseries: "Walk all the way down to the bottom of rue Mouffetard, the idyllic Latin Quarter market street, and once you reach the church, turn around and there you will be facing this super-secret top Paris pastry shop. Here the cakes all come in individual size. If you would like to order something larger to share with others, you must order at least 24 hours in advance."
- Best for Patisseries Because: Even other Paris chefs rank this guy in the top of French pastry chefs. He tends to use flower essences and other surprising ingredients.