Sunday, July 18, 2010

Paris in July: The Rose Bakery




One of my favourite cookbooks is Breakfast Lunch & Tea: the many little meals of Rose Bakery, so I knew I just had to visit this scrumptious little eatery on our trip to Paris earlier this month. The Rose Bakery is known for its delicious salads, soups, scones, vegetable tarts, cakes and biscuits. The founder, Rose Caranini is one of the UK's leading pioneers in using local and organic ingredients. She stresses the importance of using only the best ingredients and choosing the right vegetables (choosing a certain tomato over another tomato). She also mentions that through trial and error she's created sweet things with much less sugar content than normal without sacrificing taste.




On our second day in Paris after a visit to the Musée d'Orsay, our stomachs were rumbling so we zipped in the metro and stopped at Notre Dame de Lorette. We weren't disappointed. I loved the food and desserts. It was exactly like the book. All my favourite recipes were there for the picking and even some of the staff were familiar because they were pictured in the book. Rose was nowhere to be found, however, her husband was there serving behind the counter. It was lovely and I'm so glad I dropped by. So on your next visit to Paris do visit The Rose Bakery at 49 rue des Martyrs. I highly recommend it.







This post is a contribution to Paris in July, a month long event hosted by, Book Bath  and  Thyme for Tea. Do visit their websites for more on Paris and French literature.

11 comments:

  1. This cafe and book both sound (and look) wonderful! The initials on the sign look quite Rudolph Steiner like. Is there an affiliation?

    We've been considering a trip to Paris this summer and I really want to go now!

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  2. My mouth is watering... looks delicious!

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  3. I've been tempted by this cookbook for a while - will you write a review to break down my last resistance? Hope you're having a wonderful trip!

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  4. I would love to go to Paris! This looks wonderful! Thanks!

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  5. Sounds and looks delicious and how lovely that you recognised members of staff from the cook book.

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  6. Rose Bakery sounds like a wonderful place! Glad to know that you were able to meet Rose's husband. The pictures that you have posted make my mouth water :)

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  7. I would love to go to the Rose Bakery, I've long read about it and not managed to go- although I haven't been to Paris in over a year which seems frankly criminal!

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  8. So yummy! I've never been to Paris, lucky you!

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  9. Looks unbearably delicious! I am yet to visit Paris and am very jealous! So glad you enjoyed yourself!

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  10. Lovely photos! One of my best friends has moved to Paris, and I've only visited her once... I will obviously have to go back...

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  11. I just realise that a Rose Bakery - or a branch of it has opened up in Seoul. And to be more precise, it's just a block away from my office building! I went there yesterday with my girlfriends (colleagues) and enjoyed the pizettas and scones. But it's different from the original one in Paris I'm sure!

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