Paris is famous as a fashion, romantic capital. It is also well-known for desserts. The oldest patisserie in Paris, Stohrer, is located in the end of the rue Montorgueil in the second arrondissement.
In the year of 1725, Louis XV married Marie Leszczynska, and the chef of the princess Nicolas Stohrer followed her to Paris. In 1730, chef Stohrer opened his bakery. The legend also attributed to this pastry chef gave birth to the iconic French desserts: Baba au Rhum. The light cake was originally soaked in a sweet wine from Málaga, which was later replaced by rum syrup.
Another signature dessert is Puits D’amour, a small round cake decorated with sugar and filled with caramelized cream or jam, which is Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite pastries and also an essential good of Valentine’s Day for lovers now.