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Hunting for Mont Blanc

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This is a research project for a friend, who's craving the Mont Blanc pastries that he and his wife found in Paris: mounds of chestnut paste and whipped cream on a cake or pastry base (see links for pictures).

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_CCZ7OAtIT2E...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3044/3...

Does anyone in the Twin Cities make this pastry, either as a regular offering or an occasional special?

Thanks,
Anne

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  1. There are a limited number of possibilities among twin cities bakeries. I would check Hotel Sofitel first, then Patisserie 46 (uneven quality), then Patrick's (pretty, but so- so quality). If you know how to bake, it looks as though it isn't too difficult; you just need to find good chestnut puree.

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    1. re: sandylc

      Doesn't the Sofitel get it's breads and pastries from Patrick's?

      1. re: maauwi

        Oh, wow. I haven't purchased the Sofitel baked goods for quite a while - is that really happening? I would be so disappointed is this is so! They still look like their former deliciousness!

    2. You can also try Pardon My French in Eagan.

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      Pardon My French
      1565 Cliff Rd Ste 1A, Saint Paul, MN 55122

      1. Looks really yummy. Let us know if you find it.