Photos by Joann Pai.

If there'sanything better than Paris in the spring, It's Paris in the fall, when the markets are overflowing with fresh produce€”and inspiration. Author and Beaucoup Bakery founder Jackie Kai Ellis recently uprooted from Vancouver to make beloved Paris her home base, and has embraced Parisian life like a pro, spending lazy Sundays whipping up butter-laden breakfasts and afternoons wandering from patisserie to patisserie. We asked Ellis to share her secrets for a market-inspired brunch to bring a little taste of Paris home, and she delivered: think savoury gougères and decadant roasted pears… best paired with a mimosa, of course. Vive la France.


Thyme Gougères

Mushrooms and Balsamic Onions On Toast

Salad with Chive and Lime Dressing

Roasted Pear Belle Hélène

*Originally published in the September 2019 issue of Western Living.