With Bastille Day fast approaching (well this Saturday 14 July) it's a great opportunity to introduce all things French in downtown Richmond.
For baguettes, petite lemon and strawberry tarts, chocolate eclairs, millefeuille (hard to say, hard to eat - but worth every calorie!) my favourite French Patisserie is Almost French at 138 Swan Street - telephone 9429 2080.
Run by a charming (and attractive) Vietnamese couple it is always a joy to see - and smell - the bakery in action whilst enjoying a coffee seated on its rustic french cafe chairs.
|A shrine to delicious Almost French food|
With macarons the new petite morsel featuring at every cafe and on every cooking show the newest member of our community is La Belle Miette at 432 Church Street - telephone 9024 4529. Divine macaron combinations including pistachio, raspberry, chocolate, nougat and caramel there is a taste sensation for everyone. My favourite is Mariage Freres tea.
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|Walking into macaron paradise takes me straight back to Paris!|
And finally my favourite French restaurant in Richmond is Noir at 175 Swan Street - telephone 94283585
I could continue but for now enjoy le quatorze juillet with a glass of Beaujolais nouveau, perhaps a Boeuf Bourguignon and mop it up with a crusty baguette, some smelly French cheese from the Cheese Room at Richmond Hill Cafe and Larder (see post of 16 May 2012) and a lemon tart and finally with un petit macaron. What more could one wish for!
Bowen Cottage client comment this week: Gorgeous