Monday, April 15, 2013

Lazy Sunday Afternoons in Paris

Looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon in Paris? I suggest a long leisurely afternoon having tea and millefeuille at La Terrasse located at 2 place de l’École Militaire in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. Their expansive outdoor terrace allows one to profit from the sunshine in summer and the warm indoor decor is inviting throughout the year. 

The millefeuille (or a thousand leaves) is also known as a Napoleon pastry. Traditionally, it is composed of three layers of puff pastry alternating with two layers of pastry cream. This is then given a good dusting of powdered sugar. Later versions have added a glaze of icing often with a chocolate strip. The origin has been credited to François Pierre La Varenne who described a similar pastry in Le Cuisinier françois written in 1651. 

The millefeuille at La Terrasse is traditional, light, fluffy and mouth watering. However, they only make it on Sundays! So, this is not a treat to be enjoyed throughout the week. When so much is closed on Sundays, it is an afternoon delight to head to l’Ecole Militaire, indulge in millefeuille, sip on a hot tea and regenerate for your upcoming busy week in Paris.

La Terrasse, 2 Place de l'École Militaire, 75007 Paris, métro École Militaire

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