hello there! do you see these little beauties? strasbourg may be famous for its kugelhopfs (brioche with raisins and almonds) and choucroute (sauerkraut with meat and potatoes), but for me it will be the city where i discovered the most gorgeous madeleines ever.
it all started when i was on my way to the palais rohan, which is a 3-in-1 museum. but this window at au fond du jardin at 6, rue râpe made me stop. why?
and of course, it was fermé. as usual, for things in france. so i waited a few days to go back, keeping the pretty madeleines in my mind at all times.
and the nice man working there was happy to talk to me about everything from the decoration to the flavors of the madeleines – i <3 it when the people working at a place are super enthusiastic about where they work.
and of course, places that encourage me to take photos make me even happier.
and this is the best thing in au fond du jardin. it just made me giggle because with all the hundreds of statues i’ve seen in my life… i never expected to see one holding up madeleines. the juxtaposition is so perfect, and i love it.
when i went, there were about 8 flavors. they have a total of 40, and rotate them each day. so if i ever go back to strasbourg, i’ll be making another stop to see what madeleines they have that day!
but most of all – i’m inspired! no matter how popular or common something is, there is always a way to add your own personal touch to it. which i think was done so successfully with these – you can automatically see the personality of the people behind the the shop just by looking at the way they’ve chosen to present, decorate, and flavor their madeleines.