Carl Marletti, the finest pâtisserie just steps away from the Hotel Monge
Wander down the Rue Monge to discover one of the gems of a neighbourhood fondly referred to as ‘de bouche’ (mouth) due to its gourmet predilections. At the heart of this place full of life and shops, which flows along the subterranean route of the Bièvre river and welcomes travellers in search of fine flavours, the pâtisserie of the pastry chef Carl Marletti has become a Parisian institution since its opening at the end of 2007. A lover of baking since the days when he would gaze in wonder through the window of his grandfather’s establishment, Carl is a former pastry chef of the InterContinental Paris Le Grand Hotel and its famous restaurant, the Café de la Paix. His celebrated Millefeuille demonstrates his mastery in finding the perfect balance between flavours and textures, crispness and fluffiness. But you simply cannot leave this wonderful pâtisserie without tasting Carl’s religieuse crème à la rose or tempting creations such as his Lily Valley, with its violet essence woven throughout; his puff pastry choux, like a Saint Honoré but having the master’s own special touch; his gourmet macarons; Le Censier, a sensuous treat for dark chocolate lovers; as well as classics such as his rum baba and opera. All this irresistible deliciousness is just a few steps away from the Hotel Monge.
Just 5 minutes from the Hotel Monge, 51 rue Censier Paris 5ème
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00, Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 13:30.
Tel. 01 43 31 68 12 and carlmarletti.com
Photo Carl Marletti