“I love bread!” Oprah Winfrey
Poilane is one of my favorite Parisian address. Visiting and buying bread here is quite an experience.
My registration for travel remains open and today I am looking at the comments from Anne Banta as I explore my travelers answer to the question ‘Why France?” Click the link for all of the spectacular details for these ATOP trips.
A Taste of Paris- March 31st-April 7th 2019
A Taste of Provence- September 7th-14th, 2019 OR
Shopping in Paris is truly an incredible experience. Since A Taste of Paris trips are food and wine centric, you can bet I know the finest, most iconic shops to visit and Poilane is one of these stores!
Pierre Poilane started it all in 1932 with a boulangerie in the Latin quarter on Rue Cherche-Midi; the location for my photos.
The round, 2 kilogram sourdough loaf, called a miche or pain Poilane is what Poilane is famous for. Each loaf has the signature P, is made with stone ground flour, is naturally fermented and baked to perfection in wood fired ovens.
It was Pierre’s son, Lionel, who took over the business in the 1970’s,that took things to a new level. Lionel believed 1 person should be responsible for the loaf from start to finish, creating ownership. This modern approach was to insure quality in each and every loaf. His commitment to craftsmanship and quality gained Lionel and the Poilane brand worldwide renowned.
Just outside of Paris in the Bievres location, 15,000 loaves of bread are baked and shipped daily, all over the world!
At Poilane the Viennoiserie pictured here, is golden brown flaky, buttery goodness and among the best I have ever eaten.
“I have always loved visiting Paris. However, seeing Paris through Lorie’s eyes and experiences was completely different and exciting!”
“The knowledge she shares of the museums, cooking, tasting and shopping is outstanding.”
“Joining Lorie and our group in April 2016 was a wonderful experience!! Best trip ever!!” Anne Banta
Here we are all together breaking bread at a picnic in the park!
Thank you Anne you were such a dream to travel with and I hope to see you along on another adventure soon!
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