Established in Lille, France in 1889, PAUL Bakery is an international chain with nearly 500 stores in 25 countries, and in such prime locations as Barcelona, Brussels, Cairo, Dubai, Istanbul, London, Moscow, Paris, Singapore and Tokyo.
On Monday, Jan. 14, PAUL opened its first bakery café in Virginia in the Tysons Galleria shopping mall in McLean. (This is the fifth PAUL bakery café in the Washington, D.C. area.)
The 2,600-sq. ft. store is outfitted with a folding glass wall system that opens a large portion of the bakery counter directly onto the mall itself. True to the Tysons Galleria spirit of luxury and fashion, the café is opulently decorated so as to transport you to Paris… with its antique fixtures and elegant tufted velvet and leather chairs and banquettes. The café will accommodate approximately 50 people in three different “rooms,” each with their own special design personality. In the spring, an outdoor terrace will be added to seat patrons who wish to dine al fresco.
PAUL’s breads are made fresh daily from an organic, locally sourced flour milled exclusively for PAUL, are naturally fermented and are made without additives or preservatives. Among the most popular breads: Le Charlemagne, a baguette bread made from whole wheat flour featuring a thin crust and dense center; pain 7 cereales, a fiber-rich, flavorful bread made with seven healthy grains; and fougasse aux olives, a bread from Southern France made with olive oil and chunky green and black olives.
PAUL is located at the Level I Parking Garage entrance between Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, and directly across from Lebanese Taverna. Call 571-447-5600 for more information.