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LE GÂTEAU ARENA : Un gâteau centenaire …

Paulin ARENA invented this cake at the end of the 19the century. The cake was first named after the Russian river Néva which crossed Saint Petersburg. In 1908 Paul ARENA

(Paulin’s son) presented the cake to a national pastry competition and received the “Grand Prix”. The cake would carry the name of its inventor. This cake is made of almonds beaten with eggwhites, sugar , flour and butter. It has gained throughout the years a good reputation. Jean Michel Aréna is the last pastry chef of the dynasty. He worked from 1964 to 1978 in the family business: “two mornings a week were dedicated to the making of this cake. “During holy days and the Ostensions we made a lot of them! ». “I remember that mothers used to send them to young conscripts in Algeria”.

Pastry Chef Fabrice FAURE took over Jean Michel Aréna’s Know-How 10 years ago. The “gateau Arena” is on sale all year in his pastry shop.

Pâtisserie Faure
23 rue Lucien Dumas
87200 Saint-Junien
Tél : 05 55 02 04 35

 


 

LE CYRANO

This sweet was invented by François BOURSIER in 1970.  The Cyrano is a chocolate coated prune which was macerated in a liqueur and filled with nougat.

Pâtisserie Cyrano
9 place Guy Môquet
87200 Saint-Junien
Tél : 05 55 02 12 14

 


 

AUTRES PLAISIRS SUCRES

Le Treipaïs

This sweet was invented by François BOURSIER in 1970.  The Cyrano is a chocolate coated prune which was macerated in a liqueur and filled with nougat.You can find this cake in the following pastry : 

Pâtisserie Faure
Rue Lucien Dumas
87200 Saint-Junien
Tél : 05 55 02 04 35

La Rose sur le gâteau
7 Rue Gabriel Péri
87200 Saint-Junien
Tél : 05 55 02 14 06

 


 

Le Burgou

This pure butter cake was created by pastry cooks of Haute Vienne. This cake is made of chestnut and honey. It was the favourite cake of one of the biggest bandit in Limousin whose name was Burgou.

 You can buy this cake in the following pastry shop :

Pâtisserie Faure
Rue Lucien Dumas
87200 Saint-Junien
Tél : 05 55 02 04 35

La Rose sur le gâteau
7 Rue Gabriel Péri
87200 Saint-Junien
Tél : 05 55 02 14 06

 


 

La P'tite Occitanie
Come and discover la P'tite Occitanie's world!
Dominique et Julien offer local specialties from Périgord and Limousin : food,leather belts, porcelain....

10 place Deffuas
87200 Saint-Junien