Sweet Talk – A Fraisier For Mom

Sweet Talk – A Fraisier For Mom

You know it, mother's day is right around the corner. This year, we will celebrate moms on Sunday May 12th. At Atelier Monnier, we have a little Mother's Day tradition: the Fraisier. It is one of our most requested cakes and IT IS BACK! It is a limited edition that will be offered in all four of our stores throughout the month of May. Enough chit chat, let's get to the interesting part: what is a Fraisier exactly? If you are not familiar with the subtle pastry, it is a French style strawberry cake…Read more
Movies & Macarons: French Cuisine in The Theater

Movies & Macarons: French Cuisine in The Theater

Everyone loves a good movie. Everyone loves food, well most of us do. So what happens when you mix the two?  Do you get food that tastes like a movie? Guess again!  You get a movie about food. It is not unusual to see a dining scene or people eating in movies. According to online critiques, 63% of the best-made movies have eating scenes.  Whether it’s Samuel L Jackson and John Travolta sipping coffee in a diner. The Ninja Turtles eating pizza in the sewer, or hundreds of students eating together at Hogwarts…Read more

How To Easter Like A Pro

Easter in an Eggshell... Easter marks the end of the Holy Week, the end of Lent, and the resurrection of Jesus in the Christian religion. Lent is a season of 40 days, not counting Sundays that represent the time Jesus spent fasting in the desert overcoming the temptations of Satan. So where does the easter bunny hop-in to all of this? Well, the Easter Bunny also called the Easter Rabbit, is a creature of Lutheran German folklore. Almost like Santa Claus during Christmas the Easter Bunny plays the role of a judge evaluating…Read more
The History Of French Toast

The History Of French Toast

  Mid-1st Century BC Rome, Italy  The Birth of French Toast Julius Caesar walks into the immense dinning area of his palace, after a long morning of executing the criminally accused citizens of Rome.  After washing his hands over a golden dish filled with sitting water, the Emperor sits and impatiently demands his first meal of the day.  Two servants dash out of the meal preparation area each holding a platter of food. As the servants approach the table, the emperor is overwhelmed by a sweet aroma venting from the platters. Finally meal…Read more