By My B. Photos by My B. Posted Jul 8, 2022 9:56 AM
Reÿs Glaces Eternelles, that’s the name of this new artisanal ice cream parlor a stone’s throw from the Paris City Hall in the 4th arrondissement, which offers us Italian gelato with flavors of childhood and travel. So we’re off to make our taste buds travel or fall back into childhood.
Barely opened, the glacier Reÿs Eternal Ice Creamwho has taken up residence at 4 rue Bourg Tibourg in the 4th, is already being talked about. It must be said that his artisanal ice cream with sometimes unusual flavors, have something to seduce. Imagine a shop that offers you a range of 14 ice creams and sorbets with the flavors of childhood memories and of trips. Add to that 4 granitas which change every day according to the desires and markets of the day (we loved the dacha-mint green tea version and the basil melon that day).
So, what are childhood memories? It’s compote strawberry-rhubarb of his mother, the Chocolate hand-beaten grandpa or holidays in Brittany with the family for the salted butter caramel. Souvenir recipes with a good taste of yesteryear. What about travel then? Well, you guessed it, it’s the flavors of travel experiences like the Walk in Bangkok which reveals a coconut ice cream with crunchy Thai rice risotto and lemongrass, Indian wedding which associate the pistachio from Brontecardamom and rose water or even Cretan Tsatsiki unusual that has become a must, which combines Greek yogurt, cucumber, olive oil, lemon mint and garlic.
To create recipes and launch your business, Jean Pierre Braun who has worked everywhere for 30 years, from catering to marketing, went to train in Tuscany, Italy with a great artisan chef. It was after a premonitory dream, seeing himself selling ice cream, that this idea germinated. A second dream giving him the name of Reÿs for his shop convinced him to go on an adventure. A new challenge for this entrepreneur who can’t stand still and who intends to multiply his shop.
Thanks to his experience in Italy, which taught him the fundamentals of making Italian ice cream, these ice creams are traditionally less sweet (10% to 20% sugar in his ice creams), less greasy and more airy for a more refreshing effect, he therefore launched his company last year, starting by trying his hand on the rooftop of the Tour Montparnasse.
Now experienced, he opened his shop just a few weeks ago and likes to imagine flavors of all kinds while respecting the fundamentals of italian gelato. Quality raw materials with mostly organic and seasonal fruits, only homemade, without dyes or preservatives but a few natural stabilizers.
On the discoveries side, if the purists will turn to the side of the vanilla ice cream (with wild vanilla from Papua during our visit), the pistachio from Bronte where the chocolate of grandpa, the curious will be tempted by the excellent peach and rosé sorbet from Provence named “An afternoon in Collioure“, the “dragon’s kiss“which combines dragon fruit, smoked Lapsang Souchong tea and red Sichuan pepper and white dragon or the famous”Creole coconut sorbet“which combines coconut milk, cinnamon, nutmeg and lime (validated by real Creoles as we passed by).
Note that a large part of the ice cream is vegan, always good to know. The ice creams can be taken away or eaten in terrace on one of the few tables in front. Count €3.50 for a scoop of ice cream, €6 for two scoops and €7 for the granita of the day.
So, want a good ice cream in Paris ?