La Patisserie des Rêves

St Honore: La Patisserie des Rêves

Parisian bakery on Baker Street

7/10

 

I’ve been wanting to visit this Parisian bakery since it opened earlier this year. The branches in France are spoken of highly and its head pâtissier Philippe Conticini is well thought of in circles who know their pastries.

The main purpose of the invite is to try the new ice cream flavours. There are three variations to choose from, each one mimicking one of La Patisserie des Rêves actual cakes. A St Honore is presented in a cone, full of vanilla ice cream, caramelized almond, and a caramel sauce. Although I couldn’t say if this is a good replica of the cake or not, it is a good example of ice cream. Other ice cream combinations include Lemon Tart (lemon ice cream, almond tuile, lemon confit) and Paris Brest (praline ice cream, mini choux, praline sauce).

 

Cakes La Patisserie des Rêves

Cream puff La Patisserie des Rêves

Cream puff La Patisserie des Rêves

 

Additional cake samples are also presented to help give more of an overview of the capabilities of this bakery. A Madeleine is absolutely enormous and blessed with an airy and unctuous vanilla-flecked centre. Both of the pound cakes (Orange and Raspberry/Matcha Tea) have the stickiest of textures – melting and rich.

 

Pistachio financier La Patisserie des Rêves

Orange pound cake La Patisserie des Rêves

Inside the Madeleine La Patisserie des Rêves

 

My favourites, by far, are the little Choux Buns, puffed up and spread with nutty praline or dark chocolate cream. I can imagine that La Patisserie des Rêves excels especially at this kind of pastry making, and their cake displays are more than just a little droolworthy (the technical term).

Raspberry & matcha tea pound cake La Patisserie des Rêves

This is a bakery of more than capable skill and lots of merit. Rumour is that another branch is set to open in South Kensington. For all those who like their sweets at their doorsteps, deliveries to most of London are possible and range from £6-£30. The cakes themselves don’t come cheap; the full sized versions clocking in at around £37, and the individuals at £5.90. If you do feel compelled to check out the delicacies in-store (and who wouldn’t), then be aware that seating is limited to 3 tables outside the shop, which are prone to being full considering how busy Marylebone High Street can be.

Otherwise, enjoy the cake!

 

Tarte tatin La Patisserie des Rêves

St Honore La Patisserie des Rêves

I was invited to review La Patisserie des Rêves

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4 Comments

  • Those cakes are absolutely gorgeous, I’ve been to la pat des reves in france but had no idea that there was one here…and on my doorstep! ahhh cake heaven!!! thanks for the heads up lol, anna xxx

    • You’re welcome, hope you enjoy the cakes here as much as in France – let me know how it compares :)

  • My anniversarys coming up, might order one of those grand crus for the mrs for brownie points, i reckon that might work haha. cool review, thanks for the tip.

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