Thursday, March 17, 2011
An Afternoon in Paris (by way of Georgetown)
Patisserie Poupon pleases my (wanna be) Parisian palette. Try to say that five times fast. Fortunately, you don’t have to! But you can experience relatively authentic French café fare on the northerly outskirts of Georgetown.
We discovered Patisserie Poupon a few weeks ago owing to an Express article on where to locally purchase a king cake, which we promptly ordered for a Mardi Gras celebration. Their non-traditional but absolutely delicious version was a buttery croissant ring tinged with cinnamon and sugar, and contained a small king.
Though we were satiated, we opted to pretend to be in Paris for a little while longer and did some window shopping, with Wisconsin Avenue our Champs-Elysees. This was easy to do given the handful of French-inspired boutiques adjacent to the café. Head up the hill to a series of unreasonably priced design stores, where you can browse through modern to mid-nineteenth century pieces, that will make you crave a luxurious French country estate in which to feast on such French fare. Sigh… at least for now, I will just have to wistfully dream on Wisconsin.
And if you really want to French-it-up this spring -- April in Paris anyone? --French Twist DC details the upcoming Georgetown French Market.