Sweet and tasty. Bordeaux
If you want to see a smile and a dusting of powdered sugar on your child’s face (and, let’s be real, on yours as well), then a visit to „Dunes Blanches chez Pascal” is in order (by the way, as I discovered couple of years back, it is right opposite the „l’Alchemiste”). The locals would probably say that you haven’t really tried the true taste of Bordeaux, if you haven’t been to „Dunes Blanches”. Simple chouquettes filled with the lightest crème chantilly and, even though, they are sold in every other boulangerie in France, nothing, truly nothing compares to the Pascal’s version named after the white dunes of the Bordeaux region.
If you are on a family trip, no child will let you live down not finding an ice-cream spot. In truth, we could happily live on without all other things – the clouds, the puff pastries, the bread and everything else, but there simply must be ice cream. Bordeaux is not renowned for its ice cream spots, just the one that is all you need - „La Maison du Glacier”. Here you will not find piles upon piles of ice cream in all the colours of the rainbow. You will only find something bio and seasonal and a line that never seems to end, and nothing can compete with the after-dinner lines around 21.00 when it seems that the entire city is here.
It is always a good idea to enjoy a little bit of sophistication, an extra layer of cream, butter, choux dough and champagne, at least in Bordeaux, and when you get that kind of craving, you need to look for the most classical of the classics – „Miremont Pâtisserie”. While the children can hold on to their ice cream cup, letting the treat slowly melt in their mouths, the adults may enjoy a glass of champagne and Paris-Brest. All you need to make the entire family happy.
Story and pictures: Signe Meirane
Camera: Sony Alpha 7s
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