The Mandarin by The Mandarin Oriental

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We’ve all reveled in one of those little moments of pure vanity, where we indulge in scrutinizing and studying ourselves with relish. Like Narcissus subjugated by his reflection in the water, we are fascinated by the shiny dark chocolate icing in which our own image is reflected, darkened by a mysterious veil. Our face is printed on the somber and intriguing glaze which coats the flagship dessert of the Mandarin Oriental in Paris: we stare at it and it stares back at us. Oh! What little resistance we put up when stung by the sharp needle of desire. Looking only lasts so long – it’s now time to touch. Let us taste this dessert, soberly names the Mandarin. Continue reading “The Mandarin by The Mandarin Oriental”

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Le Gentleman by Romain Lièvre

The world is filled with vastly different people, and life teaches the most lucid among us that true honesty, and consequently courage, are rare and precious qualities. Beneath a gentleman’s hat all sorts of faces can be found. Let us never forget that such hats have been worn by illustrious men, but have also been found on the head of the vilest of characters. Can anyone honestly claim to know the hidden intentions of those one finds on one’s path? And so it is: appearances offer no guarantee… but taste does! Let us eat this hat found at Romain Lièvre, soberly named Le Gentleman. Continue reading “Le Gentleman by Romain Lièvre”

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Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart by Christian Constant

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We find them everywhere yet we are not fond of them all. Rich chocolate tarts are amongst those pastries which can be enjoyed all year round; but to be good, they require excellent raw materials, a conception focused on bringing out the chocolate’s character, and an elegant touch. Jonathan Blot’s excellent chocolate tart passed Cake Justice’s test with flying colours. Let us see now how one of its famous sisters – Christian Constant’s Melting Dark Chocolate Tart – is faring. Continue reading “Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart by Christian Constant”

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Chocolate Tart by Acide Macaron

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Caught making love to the camera on the cover of the magazine Fou de Pâtisserie N°4, the Chocolate Tart created by Jonathan Blot for the pastry shop Acide Macaron was immediately summoned to appear before the court of Cake Justice. What secretes does she hide from us, and does she deserve her newly-acquired fame?  We bring you the exclusive details of this affair. Continue reading “Chocolate Tart by Acide Macaron”

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