What to expect at the French pastry restaurant that has gone viral with a massive tree
A French pastry chef has gone from having a restaurant to being an internet sensation after a giant tree was carved out of a pie.
Key points: The giant tree is carved out by a pastry chef in a giant pieThe tree is named after French pastry cookery icon Jean-Louis and is being decorated with flowersThe chef says he wanted to “show off” his creativityThe restaurant, called L’Aurelle de la Boule, is open on the streets of Paris for lunch on a Saturday but is now being decorated by French pastry chefs.
“I want to show my creativity,” Jean-Paul Sartour told the AFP news agency.
“The cake is made from a pastry made by me and I think the tree is a symbol of my creative side, the way I make things, my way of working.”
There’s a giant cake that I am going to make on Saturday and that will be the first thing I show at the restaurant.
“It’s a beautiful tree.”
Mr Sartours, an award-winning pastry chef, said he wanted the giant tree to represent the “spirit of France”.
He said he had worked at L’Artiste in Paris for 20 years before starting L’Échelle de l’Aurélie, which was named after his late wife and father.
“In this day and age, I’m going to give this to my customers, I am trying to show them the joy of creativity and the wonder of my life,” Mr Sartoured said.
“When I see the tree I think about my father, my family, and what he did for his country.”
Mr Pouleaux said he started carving the tree on Saturday.
“This is a tribute to the father of my family,” he said.
“He loved the tree so much.”
“We wanted to celebrate the fact that he had loved this tree for so many years and we also wanted to show that he did.”
Mr Rondy said the tree was the creation of his pastry chef.
“He wanted to be in a festive mood and he had to take on a big task,” Mr Rondys said.
Mr Sargsy, a pastry cook in Paris, said the pastry chef had been working for around three years and wanted to use the tree to celebrate his “trendy” pastry creations.
“As a pastry, I work on my own,” he told the news agency, adding he hoped it would become a “truly iconic” tree.
“We will be giving this tree to the people of Paris and to the French people,” he added.
“So many things are being built right now in the city and they will be seen by all, as long as they love and support their country.”
The tree will be displayed in the French capital on Saturday at the Paris branch of the world’s largest art gallery, the Louvre.
“For a while now, there’s been a trend to have the world heritage sites and monuments that are not only important to Paris but are symbolic of the city itself, a symbol that we live in,” said a statement from the Louveau Palais.
“But I think this is a moment that’s very special, because we have a huge number of people, the citizens of Paris, who are going to have a tree.”
The Paris branch is owned by the Louvres museum of art, which also owns the Louverles Palace of Versailles.
“Paris has a rich history and a great heritage that has always been present in the centre of the French city, and this is an opportunity for the citizens and the visitors of Paris to see the monument to Jean-Claude-Louis as it really should be,” said the Louvin museum.