After Pierre Hermé, Jacques Genin is my favourite all-time pâtissier-chocolatier-caramelier (I invented that last word myself, haha)!
The interior of his tastefully designed boutique in Marais is a world of different from the exterior. I actually walked past the stucco building twice before realising that that’s the place I was looking for cuz there’s no obvious signboard or anything that gives a hint of the lovely paradise within.
133 Rue de Turenne, Paris
If there’s only one thing you order, you must must MUST get the legendary made-to-order vanilla mille-feuille!
It’s the best I’ve ever had. Ever.
Because it’s assembled a la minute in the kitchen upstairs, it’s no soggy pastry you will have. The layers of golden puff pastry are so incredibly thin, crisp and delicate; the carefully piped vanilla-scented cream light as a dream.
A killer, flawless, perfect combination!
Complimentary mint and coffee pralines 🙂