We visited France twice during our visit to Epcot in Disney World; for one reason only: The Boulangerie Patisserie. It was a delightfully sweet way to break up our adventures. Though small, the Patisserie was loaded with quiche, croissants, turnovers, cakes, cookies, pies, tarts, baguettes and more, and like the Bier Garten in Germany, staffed with adorable garçons et filles français with adorable accents français.
Disney World, Florida
I sampled a variety of treats including a chilled chocolate éclair (as shown below). One of our German Freunds at the Bier Garten recommended these tasty, satisfying, mouth watering delicacies. It was the perfect accessory to touring France on a hot, windless day.
We also enjoyed a French ham and cheese baguette, strawberry tart, apple turnover, lemon tart, and a cannoli type pastry with a flaky shell filled with the most exquisite crème de pâtisserie. It was hard to limit myself... it was hard to stop at six. I'll just consider it a warm up for the real deal.
When I graduated from Portland State University in 2007, I elected for my graduation gift (to myself, from myself) to be a trip to Paris. However, Gabriel was still in school and taking into account the impending demise of the economy we put the trip on hold,... unfortunately today the horrendous elevator music is still playing.
I can't wait to put an end to the wait... five months and counting!
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