11 Nov '11, 5am

Tokyo: Échiré Maison du Beurre, the Butter Shop

Tokyo: Échiré Maison du Beurre, the Butter Shop

Have you heard of Échiré before? This gourmet item is one of the best natural butters produced in France and word has it that it’s produced mainly by hand. You can tell that the French takes their butters as seriously as their wines when there’s a similar AOC (Appellation d’Origine Controlee) law protecting Échiré’s origin! But hey, that’s France, what does it have to do with Japan? Well, guess what, there’s actually an Échiré Maison du Beurre bakery in Tokyo! There seems to be conflicting opinions whether this boutique bakery is set up by the French buttermaker or just a namesake; no matter, I just need to know that it sells the real thing and uses 100% Échiré butter in the baked goods Marunouchi Brick Square 1F, 2-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku The power of research told me that there’s a high chance the buttery croissants will be sold out before noon so I tried to make a po...

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