The Ritz Paris Debuts Gourmet Boutique By World's Best Pastry Chef

Bernhard Winkelmann/Courtesy Ritz Paris Le Comptoir

Yes, the iconic madeleines are on the menu.

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The Ritz Paris, an American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts property, has long been an iconic destination in the French capital, welcoming some of the world's most illustrious guests to enjoy the five-star accommodations. But, it's about to become an even more sought-after spot as the hotel is set to debut a gourmet boutique by the world's best pastry chef François Perret.

Opening June 7, Ritz Paris Le Comptoir will feature a menu of famous treats by the chef and breakfast items and lunch sandwiches. Puff pastries, croissants, and pains au chocolat are available for easy grab-and-go morning treats, while César-salad and Perret-style salmon sandwiches are available in the afternoon. Of course, Perret's iconic desserts like madeleines, marble cake, tartlets, the Ritz au lait, and a chocolate bar are regularly available for diners, too. 

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Perret-style salmon sandwiches from Ritz Paris Le Comptoir
Bernhard Winkelmann/Courtesy Ritz Paris Le Comptoir

Along with the essentials, there will also be treats like éclairs, babas au Rhum, millefeuilles, cheesecakes, Mont-Blancs, and seasonal tarts will be available on a rotating basis. Plus, special Haute cookies-in-milk made of drinkable mousse and tastings with champagne are bookable as well.

As far as decor, expect China cabinets, art deco dessert trolleys, and a visible "pastry lab" behind a window. The stunning chandelier is reminiscent of the curves of a madeleine, while dining alcoves are clad in gold with childlike illustrations grace the walls.

The interior of Ritz Paris Le Comptoir
Bernhard Winkelmann/Courtesy Ritz Paris Le Comptoir

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This new offering comes after Perret was named the World's Best Pastry Chef for 2019. He then went on to open a food truck in the U.S., which became the popular Netflix series, The Chef in a Truck.

"With the Netflix series The Chef in a Truck, I realized that excellence and simplicity could go hand-in-hand," Perret told Departures in a statement. "The opening of this gourmet boutique offers Parisians the chance to take away pastries and enjoy a taste of the Ritz Paris legend at home. I love the spontaneity and sharing of takeaway—it fits perfectly with a spur-of-the-moment desire to indulge or to treat those you love."