60 exclusive recipes
developed by François Perret
Spread across five chapters, it follows the hours and areas that punctuate the life of the mythical Place Vendôme hotel, François Perret invites the reader to take a stroll through a sweet universe. From the day's early pleasures to formal evening desserts, via the rediscovered biscuits made for afternoon tea at the Salon Proust, he reveals the secrets and savoir-faire of pastry-making with a light and generous soul. Through poetry, he recalls his memories, his emotions and tells the story of how his creations came to be. Cakes tasted while travelling, sweet sugar tarts, barquettes reminiscent of childhood, garden-inspired desserts, honey madeleines and voluptuous meringues. He awakens the inner pastry chef of each reader, as well as their desire for desserts.