Goûter is usually for kids, served up after school, the type of snack that legitimizes chocolate bars stuffed into a fresh baguette.But a mid-afternoon snack is also a good idea for grown-ups, especially when you’re surrounded by the world’s most delicious pâtisserie. So many toothsome delicacies, so little time. Goûter is just another opportunity to gobble them up.
My friend, Erin, and I sometimes meet for goûter, indulging in a little tea, a little pastry, a little gossip. A few weeks ago, we sampled a box of Pierre Hermé’s finest and played with Erin’s son. At two months, he was still too young to gum down on a macaron. We ate his share.
More recently, we enjoyed a pair of exquisite mille feuilles at Jacques Genin’s lovely tea room. He’s famous for chocolate truffles in exotic flavors like basil or pu’er tea, but his pastry ain’t half bad either. These mille feuilles were stacked to order, filled with salted caramel cream (Erin’s), or raspberry jam and vanilla (mine).
Crisp layers of flaky pastry, sandwiched with bright raspberry jam and vanilla cream. ‘Twas most definitely a goûter to remember.
133 rue de Turenne, 3ème
tel: 01 45 77 29 01