Friday, August 27, 2010

Parisian Patisserie - Moonee Valley

The bf was sweet enough to take me to Parisian Patisserie on Keilor Road today after a disappointing outing to a cafe in the CBD where I missed out on crazily hyped macarons by mere seconds. I didn't plan on taking him up on his offer as I don't really eat pastries and don't really have a sweet tooth (really!) but at his insistence we set off in search of this place famous for its Almond Croissants.

It was packed when we got there around 11.30am on a Friday morning, so we settled on a table outside. Good thing the sun was out and the weather was warm enough. 
Yummy goodies on display in the window.

Quaint deco littered the pathway outside

I had the Egg & Prosciutto Brioche. I liked this as it was 1) savoury 2) had some meat and protein in it. My two faves in every dish :) I thought the brioche itself was a letdown and somewhat underwhelming as it wasn't as buttery as I would've liked it to be. Behold the magnificence of gooey, runny egg yolk ... mmmm....

We also had a couple of other brioche pastries:
Mixed berry brioche- again, was let down by the brioche, but the mixed berry filling was tart and lovely.

Almond & Apricot brioche- I thought this was so-so.

Buttery Almond Croissant- This is absolutely amazing. It's flaky and buttery on the outside, and takes on a semi-cake like texture on the inside so it's different from your typical croissants which are usually lighter on the inside. This would taste absolutely delicious paired with a cup of good coffee.

Brownie for breakfast? Hmm, I wasn't so sure about having something so chocolatey and heavy for breakfast but the boy seemed to enjoy this very much. I'm sure this would make a delectable treat for afternoon tea.

We also took away some food for later (ie. right now! yay!)- Pecan & Macadamia Tart, Cheese Twist (I just had this, it's so buttery and flaky yummm), and a couple of macarons (a little too sweet for me: Raspberry, Blackcurrant, Pistachio and Rose Water).

Definitely a place to return to for its heavenly almond croissants, and next time I'll make sure to try some of their sandwich offerings!

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  1. great photos! making me drool all over again!

  2. Thanks! Having natural light on my side always helps! I wouldn't mind an almond croissant with some coffee either- yummmm.

  3. I can't comment on anything other than the almond croissants as, despite my best intentions, I can never bring myself to order anything else !