If you told me ANY patisserie and caterer had managed to last 285 years in the same storefront, I would have guessed you were bluffing. Seriously, this place has been selling nibbles of the most royal kind since 1730 on this same street in Paris! Yowks! That’s really amazing. Really amazing. Stohrer has photos of Queen Elizabeth II who paid them a visit several years ago, probably one of the few upscale foodshops she has ever popped into on trips abroad…
Suffice it to say that the delicacies, appetizers, cakes, pastries on display were all rather fancy looking. I suspect they don’t really make their living from retail sales, but rather from catering big events. Having said that, there was a steady stream of tourists popping into the shop all day long. I had heard of Stohrer before, but didn’t really know much about them, and certainly not their impressive longevity!
We didn’t go into the shop this time around, but perhaps the next time I am in Paris, we can pick up a nibble or two, if only to pay homage to a food institution that is likely to make it to it’s 300th anniversary in 15 years time… :)