Whilst picking up my take-out lunch from Richmond Court in Time Square today, I noticed a new pastry shop just opened up directly across from them. Went in and bought a few to try out. The result, surprisingly good!!! A real find!
I had the 'Ruelo' - Valrhona chocolate mousse, crispy praline, vanilla creme brulee, almond chocolate cake and the 'Macha Seasame Red Bean' - Green tea bavarois, sesame bavarois, red bean paste, sesame almond shortbread crust. Presentation was very nice, the crust and cake components were very aromatic and buttery. The chocolate very velvety.
Looking forward to trying out some of their sold-out items eg., 'Raspberry Lychee' - Raspberry bavarois, lychee jelly, chocolate cake and 'Green Apple Caramel' - Apple mousse, caramel bavarois, caramelized apple jelly, walnut dacquoise.
BTW, though Chinese, the pastry chef/owner was trained in Paris and has certificates and diplomas on the wall to proof it.
Now, I don't have to drive all the way down to Bayview, Mt Pleasant/ Eglington to get my French pastries!.