Monday, December 17, 2012

A new Pralus in Paris, more Praluline in Paris

Say the word "praluline" (pray-looo-lean) to someone, and they'll think you're doing tongue exercises. Say it to any one of the hundreds of people who buy the beautiful brioche every day, and they will swoon. Much like I have ever since this specialty made by the chocolatier Pralus became the object of my obsession a couple years ago.
It was over 50 years ago that the first soft, buttery pastries chockfull of house-made, rose sugar-coated Valencia almonds and Piedmont hazelnuts were created. It is squishy and crunchy, savory and sweet, a beautiful little bomb of flavors and textures that is irresistible and unique.

Each time I visit Paris, I look forward to devouring one. This is a problem as "one" could easily feed four. So I was going to let it slide this past visit, having sampled plenty of breakfast pastries and Parisian cakes. But wouldn't you know: Pralus opened a second boutique in the city, on rue Cler. Just a lovely stroll from the apartment where I was staying.
Needless to say, I needed no further excuse or prompting. I bought myself a six-euro, soul-satisfying treat on my last day. Took home the carefully wrapped present.
Sliced into it.

And sighed at the utter perfection of eating a praluline in Paris.

3 comments:

Ann Mah said...

Hooray! I'm so excited to learn this news!

Anonymous said...

Having a bigger backpack you are [URL=http://www.northfaceapexbionicjacket.org/#861]north face apex[/URL] extra equipment, so look for a rucksack which has a well-designed internal compartment that permits you to prepare your gear and entry your gear swiftly and effortlessly.In a very sixty five actu rucksack, you might be carrying additional weight, so examine how a [URL=http://www.northfaceapexbionicjacket.org/#1088]north face apex sale[/URL] is made that can assist you carry that more body weight more comfortably. It have to have a structure/skeleton that redirects the weight properly.

Anonymous said...

Take the men's North Facial skin [URL=http://www.northfaceapexbionicjacket.org/#1033]north face apex bionic sale[/URL] and jacket variants from the Denali.Wise fleece. Reprocessed Polartec? Series fleece can make this hoodie and also Denali jacket eco-friendly, just warm adequate, and highly purposeful. Water-proof finish about the fleece tends to make this particular the jacket to obtain within wintery climate.Zips. A process in a large amount of its shell [URL=http://www.northfaceapexbionicjacket.org/#1178]north face apex bionic[/URL] supports the intelligent practice of adding.