The Puits d’amour are Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite pastries. It is known that, during a visit to Paris in 2004, the monarch asked to go undercover to Patisserie Stohrer. Once there, without warning and to the astonishment of employees and patrons, she asked for her favorite treat in perfect French and enjoyed the legendary cakes in the atmosphere of the famous Parisian bakery, with a small entourage.
Her visit to the Patisserie Stohrer only lasted half an hour, but the news spread like wildfire and that afternoon all the Puits d’amour were sold. Photographs of that memorable day are still on display above the shelves where these cakes are honored among the many delightful creations served in Paris’s oldest patisserie. ■