Easter at the Petit Duc in Saint-Rémy de Provence

“An art-house production laboratory”, this is how master patissier Hermann Van Beeck introduces his temple to sweet delicacies in Saint-Rémy de Provence.
By Caroline Taret

On the Boulevard Victor Hugo, which surrounds the old town of Saint-Rémy de Provence, it’s almost impossible to miss the Petit Duc. Its old-fashioned façade flanked by two airy windows strewn with sweet delights is an invitation to enter this temple to gluttony. The soul of the place, the patissier Hermann Van Beeck, specializes in biscuits, but is also a philosopher of flavors and tastes. Central to his work are real, authentic products, original flavor associations, a true position regarding texture and a quest for emotion.

This man draws his inspiration from the past to deliver to his clients’ taste buds unique delicacies like Ears of the Good Goddess (A roman specialty), or Easter eggs directly referencing the shape of the sumptuous Fabergé eggs created by the jeweler of the same name at the end of the 19th century. These metal copies decorated with a thousand colors are the setting for little candies and fine chocolates: a nod to the work of this erudite master chocolate maker, but most of all an unusual idea to celebrate Easter with family or friends.

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Le Petit Duc
7 Boulevard Victor Hugo
13210 Saint-Rémy-de-Provence
T 04 90 92 08 31
www.petit-duc.com

Easter at The Petit Duc
Easter at The Petit Duc
Saint-Rémy de Provence
Photographies Caroline Taret
Easter at The Petit Duc
Easter at The Petit Duc
Saint-Rémy de Provence
Photographies Caroline Taret

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