Big thanks to our friends over at Vintage Sofia of Sofia, Bulgaria for sharing their knowledge about this hip new Patisserie.
We’ve all been there: you want to get a tattoo, but you’d also love to hear some live music, see some local art and have a piece of cake. Well, there’s a spot for you in Paris: Horror Picture Tea, which opened in January, a funky mixture of luxury dessert shop, music venue, bistro, urban art gallery and, yes, tattoo parlor.
The spot (95 rue St.-Honoré; www.horrorpicturetea.com) takes up a ground floor and basement amid suitably cool company at the über-trendy Chatelet end of the rue St.-Honoré.
While reflecting on your next piece of inked art, you can drink a fragrant herbal brew and try some wild baked concoctions, like a lemon and rosemary religieuse, or a mango and cumin macaron.
Mr. Sanchez trained as a pastry cook at famed Paris restaurants like Fauchon and Pierre Hermé. But he was born in Bordeaux, and in the Bordelais they believe in making great wines by assemblage — that is, mixing things up.
“I want to mix luxurious gastronomy and urban style,” he said. “To create an eclectic mash that’s different to anything else around, for the young and out of sync.”
Besides patisserie, his other passion is music.
On Thursdays and Fridays there are concerts, and Saturdays a D.J. spins until 2 a.m. The vibe is mostly electro-rock, but can include California punk, New Wave and garage. So far the musicians have mostly been French but foreign artists are making appearances as well: the California rock outfit Angels & Airwaves recently played a gig.
Apart from cakes, there’s a classic French bistro menu; appetizers are 7 to 12 euros (about $10 to $14), entrees are 12 to 19 euros, and pastries are 7 euros.
No prize for guessing where the name comes from: “The Rocky Horror Show.”
“I saw it 300 times,” he said.
Source: New York Times