October 3, 2023

My Visit to Paris - Cédric Grolet: Opéra

I hope you've seen my Instagram posts @MarthaStewart48. I just returned from a trip to Paris to attend the Hermès Spring Show 2024. During my brief visit to the French capital, I stopped in at the world famous bakery and café, Cédric Grolet: Opéra - not once, but twice!

Cédric Grolet is a leading French pastry chef and the executive pastry chef at Le Meurice, in Paris, part of the Dorchester Collection. He operates two of his own patisseries in the city including one inside Le Meurice, and Opéra, on the avenue de l'Opéra, which he opened in 2019. Cédric opened a third shop in London in 2022, and recently a fourth in Singapore. His pastries focus on fruits, and his unique interpretation of traditional French desserts. I tasted some of his popular creations including a Fleur Vanille, a Fleur Paris Brest Pécan, his signature nut cookies, and of course, his delectable croissants.

Here are some photos, enjoy.