The story of an iconic dessert: the tarte tropézienne
Published on in Saint-Tropez
While staying at the Bastide de Saint-Tropez, you can immerse yourself in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of Provence, discover its magnificent landscapes and aromas, as well as its gourmet treats. And among the must-haves of the latter is that true specialty of our seaside town, the tarte tropézienne. Read on as we introduce you to this delicious delight!
Tasty treat meets movie magic
In the 1950s, pâtissier Alexandre Micka, based in the heart of Saint-Tropez, supplied his regular customers with a delicacy made from a recipe passed down to him by his Polish grandmother. It was a brioche cake, split and filled with a mixture of crème pâtissière and buttercream and dusted with sprinkles of sugar. Hired to feed the crew making the soon-to-be famous film And God Created Woman, Alexandre Micka introduced his specialty to Brigitte Bardot, who was delighted by it. From then on, the success of the tarte tropézienne was assured…
Taste the tarte tropézienne…
Today, the tarte tropézienne is absolutely essential in Saint-Tropez. You will find it in all the pâtisseries in the city as well as on the tables of the greatest restaurants. You might prefer to enjoy it while strolling through the picturesque streets and on the quays or comfortably seated in a tearoom or restaurant. Or why not go and sample the authentic original version in the pâtisserie situated in the Place des Lices? This is the shop where it was created, and which still proudly bears the name La Tarte Tropézienne... Follow in the footsteps of Vadim, Bardot and Alexandre Micka.
Indulge your sweet tooth during your stay at La Bastide de Saint-Tropez by discovering one of most famous specialties of our village, the tarte tropézienne. The generosity of the cream and the fondant of the brioche enhanced by the sugar flakes make it a deliciously indulgent and delicately seductive dessert.
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