Lemon Meringue Tartlette
with Red Currants
Pastry chef Pierre Reboul's
with Lemon Meringue Tartlette
as served at Café Central
on a silvery tray with a
spoon-topped glass of water
and red-foil-wrapped chocolate nougat
Somebody could not wait
any longer and dug in,
with a cake fork, that is!
I dedicate this blog post
to Stephanie Levy,
who recently visited Vienna
and discovered Pierre Reboul's
fabulous lemon tartlette, tempting me with these words:
"This little lemon tart was one of the most beautiful things I have ever eaten. Sweet, citrusy, creamy filling with a crunchy base. My taste buds were in heaven. I honestly felt emotional about this tart - it was that good. Viennese pastry chefs are true artisans."
Who am I to resist? ;-)
15 August 2011
Images and Text
© by Merisi
Oh... to be able to experience something like this. What a treat! It seems to have all of the bases covered -- beauty and taste.ReplyDelete
it was a perfect treat for a day off (there was a holiday here yesterday).
oh vienna i miss your pastries so!ReplyDelete
The New Diplomat's Wife:ReplyDelete
Have you checked out Patisserie Poupon in Georgetown? Excellent pastries! I remember when they first opened near Conrans. There is also the Watergate Pastry shop, an old standby.
What are those white flap things sitting on top?
Carol @ Paris Breakfasts,ReplyDelete
those are piped meringue, Ms Flaps! ;-)
Oh, I MUST have one!!!ReplyDelete
I feel kind of emotional -- looking at that tantalizing perfection of a pastry.ReplyDelete
Oh piped meringue!!ReplyDelete
I had the same impulse when I spotted that tart at Stephanie's! ;-)
but don't cry, please! ;-)
and it tastes heavenly, not that uncooked weepy stuff so often spoiling the fun on Key lime pie. ;-)
APROPOS KEY LIME:ReplyDelete
Has any of you ever found Key lime or bottled Key lime juice here in Austria? I badly want a Key lime pie, and if I have to make it myself.
Merisi, that pastry is thrilling, and well served too!ReplyDelete
This has to be one of the most mouth watering set of images I have seen while on this long 9 week diet. Looks like it would be such a delicate and wonderful taste treat~ReplyDelete
I have purchased pure Key Lime concentrate online before~ReplyDelete
it is, indeed! :-)
Mary Howell Cromer,
*smile* I hope you achieved the goal you set for yourself! I shall look into purchasing Key lime concentrate online, thank you.
Merisi, I cannot imagine a reason to resist this lovely presentation. And so, so wish that I could snap my fingers, wave some wand and just find myself seated at a table with that beautiful order in front of me.ReplyDelete
Might see it in my dreams!
Best wishes, xo
Another reason to return to Vienna for a visit ;)ReplyDelete
I will be in Vienna in 5 hours and stay 6 days and try to follow your suggestions! Thanks!ReplyDelete
and have a wonderful year!
Basak : )