France has almost become synonym of culinary experience. And unsurprisingly, it is home to some of the best and most decadent desserts in the world.
French pastries part of the French heritage of gastronomy
The word “dessert” is derived from the French word “desservir” which means “to clear the table”. Originally, the meal was to end with a fruit or/and cheese just before the table was cleared out. But today, sitting at a French table, you are likely to be treated to an elegant and sophisticated cake, pastry or sweet invention. What started as a customary routine has now turned into genuine culinary art.
Galeries Lafayette has a lot to offer when it comes to sweetness. Some of the best pastry chefs can be discovered at the store to the greatest delight of both adults and children. Pierre Hermé, Dalloyau, Éclair de Génie, Yann Couvreur etc. Each one of them has their own signature recipe.
The choice is quite exhaustive so indulging your sweet tooth will be easy. What might not be, is setting your mind on which one to pick. Taste some of the finest macarons at Galeries Lafayette Gourmet !
Cooking class : be your own pastry chef
Galeries Lafayette not only offers the possibility to taste every single French dessert, it also enables you to enhance your baking skills and take back home some of the French expertise. Galeries Lafayette has chosen to make you discover the art of macaron making.
Originally, the macaron was a simple almond biscuit, crunchy on the outside and soft inside. It wasn’t until the 19th century that it became the colorful small round cake with a meringue-like consistency filled with cream, as we know it. There are several cities in France which have made it their specialty. Hence one can find multiple varieties of macarons.
Nowadays, the best pastry chefs have elaborated their own macaron recipe deploying treasures of imagination and quickly shooting them off to one of the finest French desserts.
To make your own macarons, why not take part in one of Galeries Lafayette’s macaron cooking classes and learn all the tricks to achieve your best macaron recipe ?
And did you know ? In an exclusive partnership, the department store has invited the prestigious Ferrandi school to host Chefs’ Secrets, a series of cooking workshops designed to teach you how to whip up classic dishes worthy of the fanciest restaurants. French pastry or french cuisine, which Ferrandi cooking class will you choose ?