Born in Nice on July 16th, 1966, François Payard is a third generation French Pastry Chef. He cultivated his passion for the art of pastry as a child in his grandfather’s acclaimed shop on the Riviera, Au Nid des Friandises. François grew up surrounded by the delicious classic French pastry in the tradition carried on by his parents and grandparents for over fifty years.
While the majority of their items were gone, they did have a good assortment of macarons (individual, gift boxes) and a few cakes so I opted for their Pomme Pomme, a wonderfully lime green apple shaped sweet. As with any Payard item, it was mild and very fresh. I had to get up then purchase the Yuzu Tart.