La Maison Angelina is one of my favourite tea salons in Paris. Located on Rue Rivoli it is across the street for the Jardins Tuileries, home to the O'rsay and Louvre museums. I am a huge fan of high tea. There is something very dainty and ladylike about sitting down around 4 pm for a pot of tea and pastry. Okay, I am just a huge fan of tea and pastries.
During my last visit to Paris, Fashion Week was in full swing. There were many colorful outfits to be seen on the streets of Paris. As a tribute to Fashion Week, Angelina had mannequins in their lobby dressed in the latest Parisian fashion. There was also a palette of macarons displaying this seasons colors. I must tell you that I wanted a photo of me next to this mannequin. Somehow I tripped banged into the mannequin and started tipping the mannequin over. Quel diasaster. Can you imagine? Fortunately I caught it in time and was able to ready it before anyone noticed my faux pas. But enough about that. Do you want to see what I enjoyed on that sunny afternoon?
Normally I am not a fan of green tea desserts. No real reason, it is just not something that calls my name. On this particular afternoon it was about 87 degrees outside. I wanted a fruity dessert. Something light and refreshing. The original dessert that I was after was finished for the day. My gracious server walked with me to the pastry counter and suggested the green tea with raspberry dessert. He assured me it was perfect for a warm afternoon. Very light, yet full of flavour. The cake was so light, with just a hint of green tea. The raspberries...just bursting with flavour.
It was the perfect ending to an afternoon before pedaling along the Seine back to my hotel. If you can see my shoes even they were green.
I would never tire of this view, if it was my ride home every afternoon.
This is my contribution for Weekend Cooking at Beth Fish Reads.
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