The Shut-Up-and-Give-it-to-Me-Quick Version:
Good not great.
Everything was good, but I wouldn’t be dying to return and in comparison to other bakeries it just didn’t stand out.
The I-Like-to-be-Wrapped-Up-in-All-the-Details Version:
I was walking down Chestnut and craving some sweets, I noticed a cute bakery, Le Marais, and decided to give it a try. The guy behind the counter was very nice and gave me a description of all the baked goods. I would’ve appreciated names and some prices (the tart was the only one with a sign – and it was different than what they charged me). I don’t mind spending the money, especially when it comes to dessert, but I would like to know how much I’m spending.
Tues – Sat 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sun – Mon 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
What I ate:
- Macaron ($2)
- Apple tart ($4.50)
- Kouign amann ($3.75)
The apple tart was fresh and crispy with slivered almonds and a bit of powdered sugar. It tasted good, but the gelatin on top gave the whole dessert a funny flavor. It is topped with a dollop of cream that overpowered the delicate taste of the apples. The crust was the best part, flaky and shortbread-like. All in all I enjoyed it, but I’m not dying to have it again.
They did have, what looked like, a great selection of freshly baked bread, so if I went back I would try their croissant and a loaf of bread.