Saturday, December 2, 2017

Festive walk in the gastronomic Marais by Nathalie Molho, expert in real estate Paris France

Historic and diverse, the Marais district is also a den for gourmands ! At the turn of the charming  Sévigné street (No.28), we can discover a young label specialized in honey: MIEL FACTORY, the ultimate honey made in France
Rémi Porthault founder of these mono-floral honeys label, which come from a single variety of flower has become the reference address for honeys sourced around the world
28 rue de Sévigné
His adventures created opportunities to discover a multitude of different types of honey and the craftsmanship of local apiculturists. 
In France, he traversed the countryside. Abroad, he sought the rarest of honeys made from Madagascar’s jujube, Vietnam’s coffee bushes, Mexico’s avocados, South Africa’s Karoo, Thailand’s litchis and the forests of Cameroun. 
The Honey Factory shop opened its doors in 2016, right in the heart of Paris.
The heritage of honey on our planet is exceptional. It is difficult to fully count all the varieties. There is intense passion for those who select and create honey that is unique, of impeccable quality, and harvested in France or around the world.
Miel Factory Xmas presents
Miel Factory Xmas presents
they guarantee their honey’s quality; each is thoroughly analysed in a specialized laboratory to validate the following:
·         Zero alteration of the honey from artificial sugars
·         Zero trace of antibiotics or other medicines intended for the bees
·         Zero pesticides in the honey
·         Humidity less than or equal to 20% in order to optimize the honey’s conservation
·         Alignment between the honey’s variety and the pollen composition.
You will also find fair trade products made from honey: candle, honey mustards, nougats, sweets, gingerbread, pollen (filled with proteins), propolis (a chewing gum with antiseptic virtues) and royal jelly.
An amazing combination of health and delicacy, and for those who prefer it: you can order on-line!.

A few steps away, Rue Pavée (N ° 4), the POP UP STORE CRABTREE & EVELYN, of LONDON, has settled next to famous CARAVANE multi labelled decoration store, offering its fans products to consume in addition to their cosmetics::tea, jams, and ShortBread which  will delight your FIVE O'clock (instagram @ crabtreeandevelyn)
Strawberry preserve 
In this new zone of taste temptations, (near the exit of the ST PAUL metro station) the ECLAIR DE GENIE transports us in the contemporary art and the Arty sets of traditional eclairs revisited (and unrecognizable) the decor of the shop gives us the feel like diving into a modern art gallery, their unique products will make adorable little Christmas presents


At the end of Francs Bourgeois str, on your Left do not miss one of the two POPELLINI of the
 Marais,on Turenne street  (the second one being  DEBELLEYME str near Bretagne str) new
 favorite dessert of the fashionistas: delicious cream puff  available in different irresistible 
flavors:we eat one and we are satiated and happy!
Popeilini cream puff  

In the gourmet Marais, let's not forget the "cheese producer" of the stars: BEILLEVAIRE, rue ST ANTOINE (N ° 77): who welcomes you and advises you, also conditions your purchases in a perfect way if you bring them back to the end of the world: they have a selection of goats to fall, and an incredible quince paste: irresistible combination !

Beillevaire CHEESE selection
Beillevaire selection

Finally soon the holidays, and Christmas meal at Christmas rhyming often with foie gras! go absolutely to the DUCS DE GASCOGNE, present since 1953 rue ST ANTOINE (No. 111), which presents a very complete selection of different livers, the salesman will explain everything about foie gras: cooked, half cooked, quantity per person (70 gram per person) , their accompaniment (fig preserve, onion preserve etc ) and the wine / foie gras accords ( Jurançon, Sauternes, Montbasillac white wines)

Ducs de Gascogne FOIES GRAS  for your festive menu
Ducs de Gascogne  for your festive menu

To provide the best wines for your delicious dishes , make a visit to "Les Caprices de l'Instant" wine shop at 
 rue Jacques Coeur (N ° 12) where there are  organized tastings such as a recent one (Thursday, November 30) for champagne LACOURTE GODBILLON @ champagne.lacourte .godbillon) 
This wine merchant received the "Trophée du Meilleur Caviste de Paris", awarded by the gastronomic guide Gault & Millau France. In addition, their cellar is one of the "Coups de Cœur" of the Revue du Vin de France, a reference magazine for wine lovers.(@ caprices1988)
Their  advice bringing added value, they will take the time to listen, guide and advise you, organizing regular tastings as for the Puligny-Montrachet cuvée Chassagne-Montrachet, Bastard-Montrachet sublime and rare Montrachet 2015 ... rich and generous juices enobled by unparalleled minerality, classy wines where the Chassagne pinot noir expresses all the purity of this french terroir.

Finally, if cooking really is your passion, it is possible to take classes in the Marais: rue des tournelles in a festive area where, in addition to exercising your skills, you can then share the food  with your friends around a large scale. festive and convivial "home-made" table Whether it is to prepare or taste on the spot, to perfect your knowledge in cooking or to improve your technique, you will come out happy from these unique moments of sharing with a great chef
Open to groups and companies, there are different tailor-made packages from 6 to 60 people

Don't  forget the mythic address for all kind of Teas : DAMMANN FRERES Place des Vosges
Art of the Teas Dammann Place des Vosges
Art of the Teas Dammann Place des Vosges

For a festive and 3 stars evening, l'Ambroisie restaurant Place des Vosges is the best place
To end this enchanted walk, do not resist the pleasure of a visit to LENOTRE, who always offers entremets whose magnificence perfectly matches the subtle flavors chosen by his pastry chef: Guy KRENZER, double Best Worker of France, admits he finds  his  motivation in the pleasure of learning, sharing and transmitting, universal values ​​that correspond to those we would like to share with you, dear readers, for 2018!

The dream of Christmas : for adults too  !
The dream of Christmas : for adults too  !

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