Epices Roellinger

Olivier Roellinger, the 3-star Michelin chef based in Cankale, Brittany (France), known for his extensive use of spices, made headlines when he gave up his 3-stars and opened a chic spice shop near the Louvre, in the 2nd arrondissement

Walking in, you immediately smell an array of unusual but also familiar spices; some of them are Roellinger’s own blends each with their own label, usage and ingredients. 

Mixtures include coriander, lemongrass, nutmeg, sichuan pepper, anis, cardamom, lemon zest, cinnamon, garan masala, sesame, sumac, thym, macis, etc…Mixtures are separated in 4 categories: brute spices for purists, huiles (oils), peppers, and spices for soups, meat and seafood.

Before you leave, you’re met with 15 different kinds of vanilla beans, from Tahiti to Madagascar, Reunion Island to the Congo….

This last picture impressed me the most: a ship made of clous de girofle (cloves – 
aromatic dried flower buds) used in Asia and Southeastern Africa. 

Spice lovers reunite!

Epices Roellinger
51 bis Rue Ste-Anne, 75002
Metro: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre (Ligne 1)
Tel: 01 42 60 46 88

closed Sunday and Monday


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