Tuesday, January 05, 2010

I'm BACK!!!!




HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! Hubby and I started the new year with a bang. Well, not exactly... we were in Paris and needing to take the flight back early next morning, we decided to spend the night in our little hotel room facing the Eiffel Tower of course.



Yes! We usher in the new year with Macarons and Isaphans from Laduree and Pierre Hermes. Not forgetting a mini bottle of champagne and mini croissant.


Our greatest find in Paris would be MACARONS. Gorgeous delicious little ones.


From a tea salon at Laduree to hard to find boutique of Pierre Hermes, we are proud to say we found it! And through walking along the streets of Paris.

My verdicit? Totally in love with Pierre Hermes. Hit and miss with Laduree. The unique flavours that Pierre Hermes carry is amazing- from white truffles to chestnuts- Texture of it has a crisp outer shell with very moist innards. Laduree is much sweeter and lesser innards.

What won me over, however was the way staff handled the macarons. I arrived on busy days- New Year's Eve and the day before that to both boutiques. The queues were long. I saw staff at Laduree handled macarons roughly- one staff broke 2 macarons in front of me. Same situation at Pierre Hermes, but all staff handled pastries gently.



On the flight back to Singapore, many Singaporeans were sighted carrying the famous LV paper bags... I proudly went up the plane with my Pierre Hermes paper back filled with treats!

Other treats in Paris include my all time favourite Chestnut filled Crepes. Wonderful  aroma filled the air of the streets of Paris- or in our case, we had ours near to the Lourve Museum and along the streets of St Michel.



Our last stop of our trip was Paris. All in all, we went to Copenhagen, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Koln (Cologne), Zurich and Bern for a stop over on our way to Interlaken, Geneva and to the full of surprises Paris.





We had the most amazing time ever- the only negative was when we had to cancel our trip to Amsterdam due to the snow storm-well we did pray for snow and boy did God deliver!

So back to work for me... but no fear, I have more food posts up my sleeves...and of course an update of our never ending kitchen renovations....

13 comments:

very culinary said...

Happy New Year, Daphne!

celine said...

sounds like you had an amazing time - so envious.....

anyway, miss you while you were gone, and so happy to have you back (miss your simple recipes too, hehe)

happy (belated) 2010! here's hoping that it will be filled with lots of joy, peace and happiness.

Precious Pea said...

Happy New Year Daphne!

Little Corner of Mine said...

What a great way to spend your new year with sweet treats and visiting places, nice!

Peony said...

welcome back n Happy New Year!

wah, what a wonderful and memorable way to spend the last few days of 2009.

Little Inbox said...

Welcome back and Happy New Year!
You really had an enjoyable holiday.

tigerfish said...

Happy New Year! Look how you "hug" that bag of sweet treats, so happy, so lucky!

Big Boys Oven said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! welcome back doc! heheheh

now now you gt me hightly jealous of those dessert you had there lol!

Anyway great to see you back! from us the boys!

armand said...

Loved the Macarons... and all the local food there!!
Now we have to plan to go back there...

babe_kl said...

Happy new year to both of you!

Dee said...

I came back to wish you a Happy New Year, but I see you've got sorted :) Glad (and a little envious) that you had such an amazing holiday. Hope 2010 is a as fabulous for you as 2009 was... better, actually!

The Woolly Mammoth said...

Hi Daphne, Happy New year!
It's Joyce (from KCP) by the way, my sister stumbled on your blog and told me about it, I'm adding it to my reading list, hope you don't mind!

xxx

petrina said...

i always feel hungry reading your blog!!!love love macaroons!!!

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