Aux Merveilleux de Fred, 15e and 16e Paris
Does anyone have experience with these fantasy meringues? Dipped in whipped cream, then covered with chocolate and on and on, these are either going to be fabulous or "what were they thinking?"
Thank God l eat very little sweets, or you would get me in my grave even earlier than anticipated,
they look wonderful or even merveilleux
Well, this is certainly not what I wanted to hear! Like DCM, I can walk by the best patisserie and not feel the slightest lust, but, for some reason, these somehow sounded an alarm. If you good tasters find them worthwhile, I guess I'll have to make a raid.
Rats, indeed! Meeeeeeerde, aussi.
I so didn't need to know that those exist.
I think they qualify as a religeuse under my son's definition-- as he ate the little puff on top, he told me that he knows why they're called religeuse...because the first thing that goes through your head when you eat one is "oh my God".
I went to the one in Passy--looked in the window, saw the pastries, bought immediately, much to my friends' amusement. I think we tried the merveilleux (chocolate) and a coffee-flavored one. They were good, but not oh-my-God-I-have-to-go-back good. Kind of sweet--but light and fluffy. If you're going to go, the coffee one is definitely the one to go for.