The famous Saint Topez cake: “La Tarte Tropezienne“, just celebrated its 60 years.
For the occasion, Saint Tropez wa getting a full range of entertainment such as: big band performances, free samples of Tarte Tropezienne, a display of poster-sized postcards at the port and sand sculptures on the theme of reliving the heydays of the Tarte Tropezienne.
It was back in the early 1950s that Polish chef Alexandre Micka opened a bakery in St Tropez. He managed to secure a contract to cater for the cast and crew of “And God Created Woman”, during which time the young starlet Brigitte Bardot took a fancy to Micka’s old family recipe for a type of brioche and cream cake which was as-yet unknown in the area. The legend goes that she encouraged Micka to name the pastry, and suggested Tarte Tropézienne.
More pictures of the gigantic sand sculpture especially made for the occasion on our Facebook account.