One of my fondest memories of spending summers as a young girl in Costa del Sol, Spain were devouring the most delicious Canapés I've ever eaten in my life, swimming in the sea, and taking a hovercraft to nearby Tangir, Morocco occasionally. I had the wonderful opportunity of being invited by a friend to spend a beautiful weekend in the Island of Minorca, another beautiful place to further my love for Spain.
Living here in Paris, I am surrounded by amazing patisseries. Each one offering its own signature dessert or pastry.
I set out to find traditional and non traditional desserts native to France. I chose three places that reflect what French desserts mean to me. What makes me swoon and thank the dessert Gods that yes I live in Paris and of course had to pair it with three of my favorite sweet wines. The rule of thumb to any pairing is this, marry a dessert wine with the same sweetness or sweeter than your dessert. I also like to look at how heavy a dessert is. I like to match the consistency so to say. If I'm eating a light and fluffy dessert like a cream puff, I personally like to pair it with a sweeter champagne such as a Demi-Sec champagne.
MY MOM TAUGHT ME TWO THINGS WHILE SHE OCCUPIED THIS EARTH: YOU DON'T GIVE UP NO MATTER WHAT ADVERSITY YOU'RE FACING AND THAT YOU CAN NEVER GET LOST, YOU WILL ALWAYS FIND YOUR WAY.
I remember as a child my mother going on long drives with my sister and I, which used to send me off on a panic, "Mom where are you going? We are lost!" My mother would calmly respond by saying,
“You can never get lost, there is always a way out.”