The French people always have a passion for pastries, chocolates and cakes, and they are the people who make the most sensational sweets in the world. Here is a list of popular desserts to try out while you are on the best private tours in Paris.
Mousse Au Chocolat
Mousse Au Chocolat is a French chocolate mousse that is simple and delicious, and it is made from melted chocolate. The chocolate is blended and whipped with egg yolks before it is kept for refrigeration. This is a popular sweet which has a rich, dark and airy foam as the result. Travelers who are on private tours in Paris can explore decadent versions of the dish with vanilla, whipped cream, sugar, and butter. This mousse can be tried at Chapon, La Fontaine de Mars, and Chez Janou.
Opéra Cake is a popular choice for people who look forward to trying sophisticated desserts in Paris. The cake being invented by CyriaqueGavillon in 1955 is rectangular shaped with a flat top and was inspired by the OpéraGarnier. It has different layers of Joconde almond sponge cake which are soaked in syrup and are interspersed using coffee buttercream and ganache. It also has a topping of glossy dark chocolate glaze.
Paris-Brest is one of the most famous French pastry which is filled with sprinkled almonds and cream of praline flavor. It was initially made by pâtissier Louis Durand in 1910 to promote the famous Paris-Brest-Paris bicycle race, and hence the wheel shape. The treat was popular among riders and was regarded as a cheering treat for them. Food enthusiasts can try this sweet in Paris at Durand, La Pâtisserie des Rêves, and Cedric Grolet.
This is regarded as one of the most delicious and iconic desserts to have while someone is in Paris. The dessert is made using apples that are caramelized in butter before baking the tart. It was made for the first time by two sisters at hotel Tatin which is in the south of Paris during the 1880s.
Macarons are meringue-based confections that are prepared using granulated sugar, icing sugar, ground almonds, egg whites, and food colors. It was first prepared in the Venetian monasteries and then introduced into France by two Italian chefs. Macarons are circular and are stuck together using buttercream or ganache. They are usually served in pairs and are available in various flavors like vanilla, rose, lemon, coffee, salted caramel, pistachio, and raspberry.