If French is the language of diplomacy then French food must be what feeds that diplomacy. Nowhere in the world is such care and precision exercised when it comes to preparing pastries and cakes. The French Cordon Bleu Colleges are the envy of the cooking world and anyone trained therein comes out with a deep love of food and the processes by which the recipes are interpreted and prepared. The French have been long renowned for their delicate pastries their decadent recipes and for having some of the best restaurants in the world.
Paris boasts over 8000 restaurants. With this many restaurants there is truly something for everyone. There are the true gastronomic restaurants where the food reigns supreme…Le Pussiflore, Gerard Besson – the beautiful restaurants that combine old world ambience and charm with ageless recipes…Mollard, Le train bleu, Cafe du commerce. Try the more affordable French restaurants where dining is still the experience it should be yet at a down to earth price… La Touraine, Appolo, Bouillon Racine. Or choose one of the many restaurants with a view to delight the sight as well the food to entice the palate….Le ciel de Paris or 58 Tour Eiffel.
Napoleon Squares with their mouth-watering puff pastry, creamy vanilla filling and sweet fondant icing are probably the most famous of the French pastries. Following a close second would be the Petite Four cakes. Sweet fondant covered white cake are the perfect complement to an afternoon cup of tea, or a game of cards at an online casino. French recipes have come to us through hundreds of years, through times of war, strife and opulence. Perfected and handed down from generation to generation, these recipes remain a favourite for every generation.
To experience food prepared at its very finest by some of the most amazing chefs in the city known around the world for its gastronomy, you must make your way to Paris.