Friday, January 31, 2014
Paul and I spent the first few days of our honeymoon in Paris, before going to southern France and Italy. Our first night in Paris we went to Bistrot Paul Bert. I, having done my homework ahead of time, ordered the Paris-Brest for dessert. I can't remember what I had for the first two courses (I think my first may have been a shaved vegetable salad?), but the Paris-Brest was incredible. It was one of those rare times when my expectations were extremely high, and I wasn't let down at all. I know Dorie says it's enough to feed a crowd (and it is!), but I think I managed to eat the entire thing myself. At least in my memory, it was that good. So, I was very excited to make this Paris-Brest. We invited our French friends over for lunch, I baked in the morning, and after lunch we decided to dig in. This was good, but not spectacular. I wanted my pastry creme to have more of an almond flavor. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to head back to Paris to get the original!