History of Plombière 's ice
In 1798, a pastry-cook in Paris, called TORTINI, sold a kind of ice-cream called "Plombière". He used eggs and candied fruits and kept them in a tin made of lead (the French word for lead is "Plomb").
Balzac mentioned this ice-cream in his lettres and without any doubt, Napoléon III and his court appreciated it too.
In 882,the Plombières pastry-cook PHILLIPS had the idea to add some Kirsch of Fougerolles to the fruits.
That was the birth of Plombières ice-cream with its incomparable flavour as we know it today.