Zéphyr by Pain Pain

Whispers fill the air during the sweet nights of June in Montmartre. Sitting atop the Montmartre hill, we allow ourselves to be rocked by the zephyr wind which carries the perfumes of dusk, basking in the warm golden light. This gentle wind caresses our cheeks and brings new desires, a thirst for things that stir us inside, a longing for fresh and tangy – yet still gentle – pastries. We make our way to Pain Pain to discover their Zephyr, a dessert with a promising name created by Sebastien Mauvieux. Continue reading “Zéphyr by Pain Pain”

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[Los Angeles] Chapter 3 : The Ocean / Lemon Tart by Pitchoun

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At midday, during the hottest hours, we make a pit stop on the Californian beach to lay down right where the water kisses the shore. Lying there on the edge of this land, we have the strange feeling of having been abandoned by the rest of the world. Our feet are warmed up by the fine sand in which they dig deeper and deeper, waves lick our skin as they gradually rise up our legs, finally covering us entirely with their foam, as the rays of sunlight descending from above pierce through our skin. All at once the current strengthens, we feel the power of the ocean which could snatch us from this world at any moment. Soaking wet, tongue dry, we are suddenly gripped by an imperious craving for something fresh. We need something sharp, acidic, which shakes us from head to toe, such as a good lemon tart which one bites into voraciously, eyes closed. Will the one proposed by the Pitchoun pastry shop hit the spot? Continue reading “[Los Angeles] Chapter 3 : The Ocean / Lemon Tart by Pitchoun”

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