Mustard on Tap: Boutique Maille Paris

Boutique Maille Paris

If you like your mustard like beer, on tap, take yourself to Boutique Maille in Paris.

Once you step through the wood-panelled shopfront in the 8eme arrondissement, you’ll find dozens of flavours of mustard, vinegars and cornichons. With various blends on taste, you can buy stoneware mustard pots which can be refilled from the taps.

The artisan production of Maille mustard dates back to 1747 when its founder, Antoine Maille was the official vinaigrier-distillateur at the royal court of France at the time of King Louis XV. The first boutique was located at 16 rue Saint André in the 6eme arrondissement before it was moved to the current premises across for the church of La Madeleine.

Freshly prepared with no preservatives, the mustards are no older than 10 days when they’re sold which means they retain their potency for up to 3 months. The staff can help you choose from an extensive range including Chablis and morels, a good accompaniment for veal, Armagnac and prunes, a match for poultry and white meats and Clementine Pistachio, recommended for white fish.

If you happen to be visiting Burgundy, Maille have another boutique in Dijon at 32 rue de le liberté.

Of course, you can buy Maille mustards around the world in supermarkets and grocers but you won’t find varieties exclusive to the boutique. And if you’re looking for a different kind of souvenir from Paris to bring home, the keepsake ceramic pots will please die hard foodies. And while you’re around the Madeleine, you have another excuse to check out the other food temples such as Fauchon and Hédiard.

Boutique Maille
6 Place de la Madeleine
75008 Paris
France
Métro: Madeleine
http://www.maille.com/

[Photo: jlastras]

15 Comments

  • February 8, 2011

    John in France

    Very interesting article. Thanks for sharing this. I know the Fauchon shop, so will have to check out the Maille shop on my next visit to Paris!

    • February 9, 2011

      Corinne

      Thanks John. It’d be great to taste some of the more unusual flavours!

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  • February 9, 2011

    Nicole

    Ok, next time I’m in Paris, I’m totally there. Nothing better than high quality mustards, vinegars, & cornichons!

    • February 9, 2011

      Corinne

      Don’t forget the little ceramic pots – I’d love those in my kitchen!

  • February 9, 2011

    Nicole

    Ok, next time I’m in Paris, I’m totally there. Nothing better than high quality mustards, vinegars, & cornichons!

  • February 9, 2011

    Tuula

    Very interesting, I agree! Would never know about this place if it wasn’t for your great tips – just wondering how you keep track of everything – anyway, just glad you do!

    • February 9, 2011

      Corinne

      Ahhh.. I have my sources ;) which is why I created this website, so I can share it around :)

  • February 9, 2011

    Cathy Sweeney

    What a great find! Very interesting — I learn something new every day!

    • February 9, 2011

      Corinne

      My pleasure! :)

  • February 9, 2011

    Turkey's For Life

    I can’t believe there’s a shop like that. That is shopping heaven and yes, the perfect souvenir. I can imagine our kitchen just being full of those little empty pots, never to be thrown away!
    Julia

    • February 12, 2011

      Corinne

      I’d be the same, keeping a collection and never letting go!

  • February 10, 2011

    Krista

    Oh my goodness! I had no idea such a glorious place existed. :-) I’d be in hog heaven here, sampling everything I could get my hands on. :-)

    • February 12, 2011

      Corinne

      It’d make you want to stock up on supplies and bring them home. Nothing beats buying such products from the source, so to speak!