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Published on September 14th, 2014 | by Sylvie Tuaillon

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Angelina, one the most famous Parisian tea salons

Founded in 1903 by Austrian confectioner Antoine Rumpelmayer and named in honor of his daughter-in-law, the Angelina tea room facing the Tuileries Garden has been the favorite meeting place of Parisian gourmets for over a century. Since its opening, Angelina has been a timeless rendez-vous point of Parisian aristocracy.

Meringue, Chantilly legere, vermicelles de creme de marrons

Meringue, Chantilly legere, vermicelles de creme de marrons. Photo by Sylvie Tuaillon.

Many visitors such as Proust, Coco Chanel, as well as some of France’s greatest designers have passed through these tea room doors.

Meringue, light whipped cream, chestnut cream vermicelli

Meringue, light whipped cream, chestnut cream vermicelli. Photo by Elle à table.

It is a unique setting in which one can enjoy their world-famous hot chocolate called ” l’Africain ” and their signature ” Mont-Blanc ” pastry which has been a closely guarded secret for over a hundred years.

 


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benefited from a mixed culture, with a Spanish mother and a French father. She spent a long part of her childhood in Spain. She studied two years in London where she met her current British husband, whom she married thirty years later in Las Vegas. She has lived practically all her life in Paris, working as an international buyer. Traveling as often as possible she seeks new horizons. Her real passion remains literature. Settled since 2012 with her daughter and her new husband in the United States: " - I cannot imagine myself as an American, I was not already even completely French… I feel citizen of the world, my heart is a patchwork. My best friend is Turkish and lives in Istanbul. Even my dog is Belgian.



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