Strawberry Hibiscus, Asparagus with Anise Wood, Turmeric, Matcha Green Tea…these may sound like menu items from the super star pastry chefs like Pierre Hermé or Sadaharu Aoki but in fact these creative flavor combinations have nothing to do with macarons or high end pâtisserie. In order to find these inventive arômes head not to a fancy bakery but to Une Glace à Paris, a specialty ice cream shop forging ahead into the frozen desert frontier in France.
If Une Glace à Paris is a sign of things to come, imaginative ice cream is the next big thing in the world of pastry, and what better place than Paris to indulge in a stroll-around-the-city friendly cone? The chain, which now has shops in the Marais and Montmartre, is the brainchild of pastry chefs Emmanuel Ryon and Olivier Menard, who began serving scoops of their unique ice cream in 2015.
Using high quality ingredients, Ryon and Menard take milk, cream, and eggs to the next level using roots (licorice, turmeric), shoots (asparagus, buckwheat) flowers (lavender, chamomile), and much, much more. Adventurous foodies will find out of the ordinary flavors to try while ice cream traditionalists will delight in a perfectly executed scoop of chocolate or vanilla.
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