Merveilleux pastries in Brussels
Just heard a great report on PRI's The World about a Belgian pastry chef who opened a shop in NYC specializing in Merveilleux pastries, which the story reports originated in Belgium:
I will be in Brussels in a few weeks and I'd love to try them there. Any ideas on good places to go? Are they ubiquitous and likely to be found in any pastry shop? A google search didn't turn up too much information.
Wittamer on the Sablon would be a good place to start. Debailleul's pastries are great and are widely available - which is just as well since their only outlet is on the slightly remote Rue de Ganshoren.
But really Brussels has many great patisssier shops - no middle class residential could function without several. Just follow your eyes.
Be aware that there is no dignified way to eat a merveilleux.