Thursday, 29 December 2011

Noël chez Guinon


Guinon Pâtisserie and bakery is no stranger to those of you who follow VDP. I showed it to you here and here. While last year's snowman was a hit, this year's decoration is more subdued but the lady was there to sell foie gras which could be tasted right there on the sidewalk. Below are the traditional French Christmas cakes, the bûche de Noël or Christmas log (or should that read Yule log?) in a very green interpretation!

La pâtisserie Guinon n'est pas une étrangère pour ceux d'entre vous qui suivent VDP. Je vous la montrais ici et puis . L'an passé, le bonhomme de neige dans la vitrine était magnifique, cette année la déco est plus discrète. Madame faisait goûter le foie gras en vente et les bûches traditionnelles m'ont fait saliver !

21 comments:

Olivier said...

+1 pour les buches ;o) je me vois bien saliver avec toi devant ces petites merveilles...Hummm ;o))

Lowell said...

When we were in Paris, we noted the fact that there were very few heavy-set French people. I don't understand considering that places like this patisserie and bakery at to be found in abundance!

I'd have to taste everything every day!

Re your comment on Images: Just pointed my camera (with the flash on) and took a photo. No biggie!

And re The Villages: There's a baby turtle following Mama and a catfish off to the left. Actually, there were a lot of bass around, too, and probably a number of alligators although I didn't see any that night.

Woody said...

Thank you, but I'll pass on the foie gras, I'm not a fan of liver. I'll use the extra space for the Christmas cake, it looks delicious!

Jack said...

Isn't it a Yule log? In green! Lowell's question about how the French stay thin while eating food like this is my question, too.

bfarr said...

Both shots are deliciously enticing : )

Dianne said...

Oh. Those buches de Noels look scrumptious Ciel - I love French patisseries. We can't buy violet eclairs here in Adelaide - what a pity!

Bob Crowe said...

We do say Yule log in English, although I have no idea of the provenance of the word yule. We also say yuletide, referring to the season in general. If you asked a hundred Americans on the street to specifically define the word yule, I bet you would get no correct answers. That would include me.

Leif Hagen said...

It would be very dangerous for one's waistline to live near that bakery! Delicious photos!

Kaori said...

I'm wondering if the Christmas log has a green tea flavor.

Randy said...

Looks appetizing. Love the first photo.

Thirtytwo degrees said...

Very nice assortment of tempting and attractive cakes. I visited here and here also and am quite confused as to the size of the bakery. It appears to be quite good sized from the previous photos. Merci!

cieldequimper said...

@ Bob: I'd say Nordic/Germanic. Pagan of course.

joo said...

It looks great! I'm not sure what it's Yule log, but I like it:)
By the way, Ciel go to Hampstead, you will love it!!!!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I bet the cake taste great!

Bergson said...

le foie gras dans les pâtisseries ?

Thérèse said...

Nice "green interpretation" even if we like to keep away from colorants. Du foie gras vendu en patisserie? Bon on vend bien de l'alcool dans les pharmacies ici...

VP said...

I can't really see the before lunch... it's a torture!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Guinon Patisserie looks good whatever the occasion, I would love a slice of the Yule log and then I would walk it off, isn't that the secret way French ladies stay slim Ciel, it certainly worked for Aimee and I when we were in Paris, I ate so many pastries but came home 5kgs lighter because of all the walking..

JM said...

I would have definitely stopped there! Both shots are lovely.

cieldequimper said...

@ Bergson et Thérèse : c'est également une boulangerie et puis, quand bien même, pourquoi pas ? :-)

Regina K said...

This is such a beautiful scene on top, Ciel. My waistline would suffer is such a place, I would need to try multiple items.