Archive for September, 2009

last days in paris

Posted in dates with M.Goût, paris on September 22, 2009 by fenny widjaja

 

 

macaron au marron from boissier

macaron au marron from boissier

 

5 more days n im going back to indo for good. so what have i done on my last days?packing and eating….lots of eating….poking my stomach *boink*boink*

l’atelier de Joel Robuchon – had dinner with 2 of my friends (they are the ones who taught me how to be a food expert.think i have graduated from foodsnob101 and foodsnob102 with flying colours. but who is going to help me get thru the foodsnob103 and so on??!!T_T) . the food was excellent.going back there wih mom n bro tomorrow, actually
aubergine,mozzarella,semidried tomatoes
aubergine,mozzarella,semidried tomatoes
 

bonemarrow

bonemarrow

 

suckling pig as my main

suckling pig as my main

 

choux, vanilla ice cream, choc. sauce - nothing can go wrong

choux, vanilla ice cream, choc. sauce - nothing can go wrong

 

more of  patisserie des reves
brioche feuillette

brioche feuillette

 

des gateaux et du pain
pistache griotte saint honore

pistache griotte saint honore

 

ice cream @martine lambert. definitely the best in paris!!!!
shop looks simple, taste says anything but that!

shop looks simple, taste says anything but that!

 

l’ami jean. bistro of the year. lives up to its name. a bit annoyed with the reservation problem.reserve for dinner @22.00(would like to have it earlier but couldn’t coz it was fully booked).arrived @ the restaurant n had to wait until 22.30 to be seated.like their service despite all that. the place was full n hectic but the staffs still managed to joke around. they offer tasting menu:2 entrees, 1 main , 3 desserts…3 DESSERTS??!!!!didn’t know what they will bring out(only the chef knew), but we wanted to be surprised. my friends n i immediately took the offer. everything was amazing. best bistro dessert i ever had, too bad can’t finish them all…
one my foodsnob101 and foodsnob102 teacher’s (i have 2 teachers, remember?) comment: “hmmm…we don’t know what we are eating, but it taste good….”
entree1:emulsion de cepes with crouton n chives

entree1:emulsion de cepes with crouton n chives

 

sardine,beef terrine(maybe?)with grilled peaches n ham

 

the only explanation i can give, it's pork...with some veggies...

the only explanation i can give, it's pork...with some veggies...

 

dessert1melon soup with mint n peanuts(?)

dessert1melon soup with mint n peanuts(?)

 

dessert2:best riz au lait!!!!!!!!!!

dessert2:best riz au lait!!!!!!!!!!

 

banana,chocolate, caramel sauce(?), with lemony taste with 2 meringue sticks...not very good description

banana,chocolate, caramel sauce(?), with lemony taste with 2 meringue sticks...not very good description

 

sadaharu aoki

tarte au citron

tarte au citron

 

cojean
colourful juices

colourful juices

 

la cantine de troquet- had more pictures, but unable to post them.dunno why ..maybe i have had to much food…?
girolles(spelling mistake?) n jambon cru
girolles(spelling mistake?) n jambon

bittersweet

Posted in 1 on September 13, 2009 by fenny widjaja

had my last day of stage today. suddenly had a mixed feeling- sad n happy @ the same time. the time i spent for my stage is exactly 10 weeks. during those weeks, i kept counting the days. now when it is all over, i actually feel there is something missing(but if you tell me to go back to work i will not do it^^)not really missing the work, just the people. i met some nice people there. it is a pity that i started to be more open to the people there just a couple of weeks before.

 one of the sous chef can’t really remember my name, i actually find it funny. he called me ‘lee’ for a few weeks. and today, my last day, he called me ‘nelly’ the whole day. an improvement, sort of^^, since it sound more like my name, rather than ‘lee’,which is not even my surname!

stuff that i have learnt during stage:

  1. bises. i am used to it by now.
  2. saying ‘bonjour’ to everyone before start the work and ‘au revoir’ @ the end of the day.
  3. french cursing words. they keep replaying on my minds now. the P and M words……
  4. work cleaner(compared to before)

patisserie des reves indeed

Posted in 1 on September 6, 2009 by fenny widjaja

a new patisserie just opened this week. the owner is Philippe Conticini- MOF patissier. the patisserie is quite different compared to others, so the name la patisserie des reves suits it well.

so what is different?

decor n display – very chic. as you go into the store, you can see a round table in the middle of the room with one cake of each type used as display only. a display of  kouign-amans, brioches, tins of dried nuts on sides of the room.  

the service –   one of the store keeper will then take down your order. go to the cashier n pay. go to another counter n wait while your order is being taken out from the kitchen n being wrapped.

the packaging – pink coloured box. n serviette that is made out of cloth instead of mere paper!

 la patisserie des reves

the store from outside

the store from outside

kouignaman,the white cloth serviette n pamphlet that contains info about their cakes

kouignaman,the white cloth serviette n pamphlet that contains info about their cakes

cuteparis brest

cuteparis brest

the kouignaman was good!had a bite of the paris brest(as you can see in the picture).not a fan of praline.had the whole thing and wouldn’t mind having more! but AND im sure praline lovers will like it. there aren’t many choices of cakes since it has just open. maybe going back again nxt week.