Mon Eclair


Opened 2015
52 Rue des Acacias, Paris 17

A place for high end pastry lovers to create their own gluten-free eclairs. Developed by gourmet pastry chef Gregory Cohen and 2014 World Champion of arts sucrés Johanna le Pape, the eclairs put a luxury spin on Pinkberry or Chipotle-style customization. Select a base made fresh from raw, all-natural ingredients, then add toppings like coconut creme, passion fruit marshmallows, and lemon meringues.

Five stars

I loved the chocolate tonka with caramelized nuts and pralines. The choux base is outstanding, flavorful with a pleasant, crispy-yet-fluffy texture. The tatin caramélisé was another favorite, featuring caramelized apples, vanilla cream, and crunchy granola topping. The mango passion confit was not to my taste, though the coconut cream and marshmallow topping was excellent. Finally, I'm not crazy about the café latte. I'm pretty sure that's because my American sapictive sensations are triggered only by cloyingly sweet things. A more refined palette would likely appreciate it.

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    1. Thanks Tamara! I'm trying to experiment with less dated blog post formats :)

  2. I'm sorry this is completely off topic to the yumminess above! Ariana, I would be interested in hearing what "natural synthetic" materials in your opinion are sustainable and eco-friendly. In a previous article you posted an interview on sustainable fashion and mentioned that certain materials made from bamboo, lyocell etc have less impact than a traditional fibre like cotton for example. Currently I am running away from anything that sounds faintly created(modal, lyocell, rayon etc) but that's more do to with ignorance. I would love to know whether there is any benefit to investing in such materials?

    1. Hi! Bamboo fabric production actually is extremely energy and chemical intensive. Although it doesn't require pesticides like cotton does, its pollutants are not recaptured during production. Lyocell is produced on a closed loop system. Lyocell, modal, rayon, viscose are all produced from tree pulp and are all biodegradable, but viscose and rayon production is literally poisonous. Heavy metals and toxins are released during the production process, never recaptured.

      Like viscose and rayon, lyocell is produced from tree pulp that may be sourced from clear-cut rainforests. Tencel is certified as sustainably managed. Modal is also produced on a closed loop system but there's potential it could be sourced from clear-cut forests, the best bet is to avoid any modal garment made in China, Indonesia, Vietnam, etc. Honestly though I hate my modal dress now, it's not very breathable and it sucks up cat hair. My friend Alice wants to trade me a nylon dress for it, I'm not sure since it's nylon, but her dress is a lot cuter on me than the one I have now, and rejects cat fur :)

    2. Thank you >so< much for this, I really appreciate being able to know which is what. So many other fibres are being added into clothes nowadays, you just can't get away from it.

    3. What about ramie?

    4. Ramie production is often unethical and the fabric is brittle and requires heavy chemical inputs. A whole post on these fibers can be found here:

  3. May I ask, what did you do with the plastic logo discs that came on the eclairs? Thank you