Chez Arnaud: The Tour

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Chez Arnaud on Grand Avenue in St. Paul is the latest outpost in a small chain of French bakeries (with other stores in White Bear Lake and Maple Grove). It is both a patisserie, making exquisite French desserts, and a boulangerie, specializing in bread. Those breads include baguettes (on par with Rustica’s), brioche, and pain de Lodève, but also simple, elegant meat-and-cheese sandwiches with ham, prosciutto, and smoked salmon. Arnaud's patisserie emphasizes artful, flawless execution in desserts such as the Perigord (a layered parfait of vanilla cream, chocolate mousse, chocolate cake, and raspberries), macarons, eclairs, Napoleons, tartlets, and, of course, madeleines. PHOTOS BY BENJAMIN CARTER GRIMES.

Read more about Chez Arnaud and French Hen in St. Paul...

Chez Arnaud
1085 Grand Ave., St. Paul
651.330.4453; myfrenchbakery.net

Published on January 29, 2013

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