At the Elysée Palace, the bread is Normand

In the spring, the prize for the best baguette in Paris was awarded to “La Parisienne” bakery, in the 6th arrondissement of the capital.   

But don’t be fooled by the name. At “La Parisienne”, the boss is Norman, originally from the village of Blangy-le-Château, in Calvados. Mickaël Reydellet, who studied in Lisieux, first got his hands covered in dough with the help of his mentor, also from the Pays d’Auge, Olivier Petit, who is the owner of two bakeries proudly named “Aux Castelblangeois”, in Paris and Neuilly.

Today, ten years after opening his first bakery, he owns six outlets in Paris, and employs 60 staff. But the ultimate prize is that, thanks to his award in the spring, it’s the bread from his bakery which will be served at the table of the President for the next year!