After our lunch at the Marche des Enfants Rouge, we took a leisurely stroll through the Marais towards the 4th arrondisement and the Place des Vosges, Mrs. MM’s favorite square in all of Paris. With identical red brick facades, the buildings face a very green park that is indeed one of the nicest neighborhood parks. We decided to sit on one of the park benches, and opened up our box of pastries from La Fougasse.
Place des Vosges is approximately the same age (some 400 years old) as the market I featured earlier.
We had five desserts for five people; but we split some of them so that we could taste several… Each dessert was topped with a sticker of the patisserie, OTT branding, if you ask me. We had a luscious strawberry tart with incredibly green bits of pistachio, up top.
My personal request was a slice of apricot tart with some blanched almonds, cut from a long rectangular tart. The fresh apricots were ripe, flavorful and still moist, one of the best I have had in a long while.
The Teen requested an eclair, and while I didn’t get to taste it, she seems to nod enthusiastic approval when I asked how it was.
And finally, one half of the raspberry tart which I also tasted and it was delicious as well. Between the desserts and the setting, it was a perfect way to enjoy a leisurely mid-day in the the 3rd and 4th arrondisement in Paris…