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Elle Woods would love it here for the eye-popping pink factor alone. The Park Ave. outpost of the Parisian landmark is tastefully stuffed with fine foods, expertly packaged in the company's signature deep pink. (Witness the tiny pink "purses" bearing pairs of bonbons.) The selection here represents two of Fauchon's traditional strengths: beautifully presented specialty foods and classic French pastries. The orderly ranks of gleaming jars, bottles, and tins offer familiar delectables, from foie gras and mustard to strawberry jam and Bordeaux red-wine vinegar. You can also truffle up hard-to-find French treats, like mirabelle plum preserves and chestnut cream. Still more sweets fill the glass cases that line the shop: Candied fruits, hard to find Stateside, seem ready to burst with syrup; chocolate Eiffel Towers bristle from a basket. Some pastries, unfortunately, are a letdown. The "intense" chocolate cake isn't, and puffy, cakey madeleines have a cloyingly sweet honey kick. Instead, try the macarons—cookies with a meringue-like crunch and rich filling—made in Paris and flown over weekly. Exotically flavored macarons are all the rage in the City of Light; New Yorkers can try praline-banana and strawberry-mint along with welcome standards like chocolate and coffee. Should these somehow prove resistible, take a (pink) seat in the adjacent tearoom and peruse the pastry cart.Extra
Fauchon sells fleur de sel, or sea salt, harvested from oceans worldwide, from the Isle de Re to Madagascar.
This Parisian pastry-and-gourmet shop serves up wedding cakes authentic enough to thrill the most ardent Francophile. There are two dessert styles: custom-made cakes in a traditional seven-tier design and croquembouche available in six flavors including nougat.