The profiterole is one of those famous French desserts that has traveled across oceans garnering a solid reputation in many restaurants and fancy cookbooks. Chou pastry that’s the perfect blend of crunchy and pillow-soft comes together with ice cream and, of course, warm chocolate sauce for a confection that’s pretty much impossible to resist.
Until recently, profiteroles were a restaurant or at-home affair — but that was before pastry chef Philippe Urraca, distinguished Meilleur Ouvrier de France, decided to open a shop dedicated to his dear profiterole and the aptly named Profiterole Chérie made it easy for Parisians to indulge on the spur of the moment.
Set in the trendy rue Debelleyme, where Rose Bakery also has a location, Profiterole Chérie is heaven for those who want the classic vanilla with chocolate…but are looking for some originality on the side. Urraca has both ice cream profiteroles for sale as well as ‘pastry’ profiteroles, with luscious creams nestled between the choux in lieu of the classic frozen center. Take a few to go and have fun spooning the chocolate sauce, in its own small container, onto your choux.
Profiterole Chérie doesn’t stop there. With Easter approaching Urraca has a treat in store: egg-shaped profiteroles in a cheeky carton packaging to make the traditional egg-hunt that much more alluring.