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Aux Merveilleux de Fred
The Aux Merveilleux shops deserve to be credited as one of the very first (if not the very first) fine pastry shops in Paris who dared to offer one product and one product only. The Aux Merveilleux... Read More
The Aux Merveilleux shops deserve to be credited as one of the very first (if not the very first) fine pastry shops in Paris who dared to offer one product and one product only. The Aux Merveilleux cakes are a tradition in French pastry that dates back in history, but it wasn't until Frederic changed the recipe to his liking and added different flavors that the pastry really took off. The selection now includes The Incroyable (white chocolate), The Impensable (coffee flavored), The Merveilleux (dark chocolate), The Magnifique (praline with almond chips and caramelized hazelnuts), The Sans-Culotte (with caramel whipped cream), and The Excentrique (cherry whipped cream and cherry meringue). Most of these come in both individual sizes and minis. A few come in cake size that can serve 6 - 8 people. Everything is made fresh before your eyes. Success has never tasted so good!
- Patisseries: "An a given Saturday afternoon at any of the Paris locations you will see lines out the door. These confections are part cake, party confection and all French pastry. The owner of the boutiques (Frederic) has also added the Cramique in recent years which are large pieces of just out of the oven brioche bread with large chunks of chocolate or raisins or crystallized sugar in them."
- Best for Patisseries Because: This is one of the first French pastry shops in the capital specializing in one specialty product - the Merveilleux.