At €4.80 a pop (takeaway – eat in is more), the individual (just smaller than the palm of your hand) Tarte au Citron’s from Jacques Genin don’t come cheap. But there’s a reason for this – that being that they are literally the best lemon tarts in the entire world. I have sampled many a lemon tart in my time and the ones here in Paris are the best. They’re tangier and creamier than the ones we get in New Zealand, and the ones from Jacques Genin are incredible.
Jacques Genin is actually a patisserie/chocolatier known for its caramels (which are also pretty fricken amazing – but at about €100/kg they’d better be) and it’s made to order Millefeuilles but the Tarte au Citron is probably my favourite thing. That and the Ephémère (this chocolate mousse crispy base chocolate delicious creation – €7.00 takeaway – below). The point is, if you’re ever in Paris, you must save up and go to Jacques Genin and try at least one of these things. It will change your (culinary) life. I swear.
Jacques Genin is located at the Northern end of Le Marais at 133 Rue de Turenne, 75003, Paris.