It must be almost a year since I last bought pastries from this quaint little Richmond Hill French pastry shop. My recollection was that the quality of their cakes were credible and good but not great.
I was in that plaza this evening and decided to pay it a re-visit. I bought a couple of their cakes to take home just to see whether things have changed. They were, Chocolate Banana and Pistachio Blackcurrant. I was pleasantly surprised how delicious they were!!
The Chocolate Banana was very tasty and aromatic. The presence of real chunks of banana interacted nicely with the chocolate sponge cake and mousse. However, the insertion of some crispy praline to give the cake an enhanced textural play was a masterful touch!
The Pistachio Blackcurrant has the perfect degree of sweetness. The Pistachio mousse, Blackcurrant Cremeux and Chocolate sponge cake finely balanced out the tartness of the Raspberries. Very enjoyable and delightful!
I recalled during my last visit, the owner/pastry chef Jacqueline was planning a trip to Paris to further hone her skill. Guess her extra effort has paid off! I'll be back!!