CAFÉ LA VÉRANDA
Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm
This is a lively café that opens every evening where it feels pleasant to meet friends for a cup of tea/coffee or to read the newspaper in a “Frenchy” atmosphere. The quality background music, the experienced staff, and the spectacular surroundings make it a nice place to hang out. Exhibitions or live events are also held in Café la Véranda.
Events at the Cafe
Paris Brest Year of invention : 1910 Inventor : The pastry chef Louis Durand, pâtissier of Maisons-Pierre Laffitte Region of origin: Paris Occasion: To commemorate the Paris–Brest–Paris bicycle race Shape : Circular shape, representative of a bike wheel What’s it like?: A French dessert made of choux pastry and a praline flavored cream.
Quiche Lorraine Year of invention : 1910 Inventor : Popularized by Michel Lunarca from Le Bel Age café Region of origin: Lorraine, France Occasion: Derived from the German Kuchen, a term used for similar dishes. Quiche actually originated in Germany in the middle ages in the medieval kingdom of Lothringen, which the French later occupied and renamed Lorraine What’s it like: French tart with a filling made of cream, eggs, and chicken.
Profiteroles Year of invention : 17th century Inventor : An italian pastry chef POPELINI who used to work for the queen Catherine de Médicis Shape : Round What’s it like? Airy choux pastries filled with a sweet, flavorful cream, typically topped with warm caramel, or sometimes even chocolate or other sweet sauces
Cannelé Year of invention : 16th century Inventor : Couvent bordelais des Annonciades, Bordeaux Region of origin: Bordeaux Occasion: It used to be made after being tied around a sugar cane stalk and hence it’s called a cannelé Shape : Small, cylindrical up to five centimeters in height What’s it like?: Pastry flavored with vanilla with a soft and tender custard center and a dark, thick caramelized crust