In France, the sweet is just as important as any other course, and boy, don’t they show it. Pastries, cakes, sorbets, tarts… you name it, the French do it better.
Crêpes – As French as a Breton-striped beret, crêpes come in every sort of guise imaginable. But for a real local experience, get your chops around the Crêpes Suzette – an insanely decadent flambéed riot of sugar, butter, citrus and Grand Marnier.
Crème Brulee – deceptively easy to make considering the glory of this particular dessert. A thick vanilla custard awaits you under a butane-torched hard caramel layer… what’s not to like?
Macarons – The trendy darlings of the Gaulish dessert scene, macarons may not be exclusively French, but nobody does it better. Available in a multitude of colours, sizes and flavours, the French macaron is usually much lighter and sandwiches a cream filling. Basically, heaven in every bite.
Île flottante – Literally meaning ‘floating island’, this delightfully juvenile dish features meringue on a sea of vanilla custard. Quality varies throughout the bistros of France, but get a good one, and you’ll be a fan for life.
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