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.