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Hunting for Mont Blanc

AnneInMpls Jun 6, 2011 03:42 PM

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).



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


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    Bobannon Jun 6, 2011 08:10 PM

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

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      foreverhungry Jun 6, 2011 07:40 PM

      You can also try Pardon My French in Eagan.

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

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        sandylc Jun 6, 2011 07:20 PM

        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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          maauwi Jun 7, 2011 03:51 AM

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

          1. re: maauwi
            sandylc Jun 7, 2011 09:08 AM

            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!

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