Sunday, October 11, 2015

LA PÂTISSERIE des IDÉES (Hong Kong, CHINA) ★★★☆☆

LA PÂTISSERIE des IDÉES is the latest addition to Lai Chi Kok's ever-changing food scene this month and I was there for a sneak peek over the weekend. Located on the second floor of D2 Place, this new French patisserie is drawing quite a bit of attention in a neighborhood desperately in need of a quality pastry shop.



The owner-chef, who happens to be an engineer-turned-patissier, spent time both in France and Japan to hone his skills and he did a good job making all these pastries look good. During my very brief visit, I managed to sample 3 different pastries and here's what I thought about them.



Victoria - Hazelnut mousse, pineapple cream, caramelized pineapple and sponge cake. A nice combination of refreshing flavors but everything was too much on the light side. Something with a little more texture or acidity would have helped a lot.  



Royal Earl Grey - 42% milk chocolate mousse, earl grey cremeux, dacquoise, feuilletine. Again, everything including the milk chocolate and early grey came in a little short. I personally love my cakes to be a lot richer and flavorful so despite the nice texture, it didn't check all the boxes for me here.




Pistache Framboise - Sicilian pistachio mousse, raspberry cream, caramelized almond. This was the only one that managed to make an impression on us. Really enjoyed the pistachio mousse for its smooth texture and wonderful flavor while the caramelized almond provided some extra bite. 




Food Rating: 4.5/10
Price: $$$
Address: Shop 224, 2/F, D2 Place, 9 Cheung Yee Street, Lai Chi Kok, Hong Kong
Closest Metro Station: Lai Chi Kok
Tel: +852 9282-6827 
Website: www.lapatisseriedesidees.com


 

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