I had a long list of food I wanted to try in Paris and the sourdough bread of Poilâne was one of them. I thought we weren’t able to try it anymore but luckily it was near the Metro stop where we got off to go to the Segway Tour’s office.
I had this vision of having a picnic in one of Paris’ many beautiful gardens like Jardin des Tuileries or even Champs de Mars. I would bring bread from Poilâne, foie gras pâté, duck rilette, French cheese and lots of pastries.
Since we weren’t prepared for the picnic of my dreams we just went to a small grocery nearby and bought a pack of jamon serrano and a bottle of water and looked for a place where we can eat our bread. We found ourselves at Secco Patisserie Boulangerie.
This is what our picnic looked like. Rochelle bought a Caprese salad from Secco while I bought the dessert. The bread from Poilâne was good but it didn’t really blow me away. I suspect if I paired it with better toppings and if it were lightly toasted it would taste so much better.
When I took my first bite of the tart chocolat the diners around me must have heard my loud moan. It was unbelievably delicious. Creamy bittersweet chocolate on a crisp crust was one one of the best pastries I’ve ever eaten.
tart chocolat €3.50
49 bld de Grenelle, Paris 75015
telephone: +33 (0) 1 45 79 11 49
Opening hours : From Tuesday to Sunday, 7:15 am to 8:15 pm
Secco Patisserie Boulangerie
75 Boulevard de Grenelle, 75015 Paris
telephone: +33 01 45 67 17 40