On my birthday, the dessert display that greets me at the Pierre Hermé boutique. Ahh, on my birthday, I’m all F’s: Forty. In France. Fantasies fulfilled. Fabulous.
Believe it or not, the French are bonkers for burgers. And dig that name, L’Atelier Burger.
In Lyon, doing a laundry run. But keeping it real with nibbles from the boulangerie.
A cupcake store sits in the middle of Lyon. Its name: Little. The fastest selling flavor: Nutella. And Speculoos is a close second.
In Lyon, pink pralines are a specialty. Essentially almonds coated in a pink, sugary shell, I try them in a tarte au praline and in a brioche aux praline. The tarte tastes like a pecan pie — but pink. And the brioche tastes like a crispy ensaymada.