Sunday, October 24, 2010

Stohrer - A 300 year old patisserie

Macaroons at Stohrer - Paris, France
Macaroons at Stohrer - Paris, France 

A few days into the Paris leg of our trip we visited a patisserie named Stohrer. It was conveniently located five minutes away from where we stayed and we ended up visiting it quite frequently! The patisserie was opened by Nicolas Stohr, one of King Louis the XV's pastry chefs, in 1730.  The shop itself has not moved for 300 years.

Read on for more info and images after the jump.

More snacks at Stohrer - Paris, France
More snacks at Stohrer - Paris, France

We pretty much wanted to try everything in the store and I'm almost certain we came close. Most evenings we would stop by the patisserie on the way back to the apartment and pick up a selection of pastries. The eclairs and macaroons (pictured above), in particular, were amazing.

Ham on the bone at Stohrer - Paris, France
Ham on the bone at Stohrer - Paris, France

The facade and the interiors make the store a historical monument in itself as it is decorated with murals. These designs were created in 1860 by a painter named Paul Baudry who also painted the decorations in the grand foyer of Opera de Paris.

Window display at Stohrer - Paris, France
Window display at Stohrer - Paris, France

Some of the items on the menu are still made using moulds from the 19th Century.

Stohrer - Paris, France
Stohrer - Paris, France

These images were taken with the canon 7D and the 24-105mm lens.

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