Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hugo & Victor Patisserie (Paris) - ♕♕♕♕♕♕

Not often do I give a place,  a perfect mark.  But I think they have done more than enough to attract the crowd and be given due credit.   The owners of Hugo & Victor were either trained in Pierre Herme or 3 Starred Michelin restaurants such as Le Bristol and subsequently at Guy Savoy,  and the other partner was working in the jewelry field.   Hence the beautiful display of the pastries and chocolates here.   This pastry shop was definitely one of the best shops I have visited recently.  


In the 7th Arrondisement -
Found a little outside of central Paris here. 
A bit out of the way,  but perhaps with a good reason?




It is Strictly No Photos inside -
I don’t think this is a big problem as it is totally expected and the owners have the right to protect their intellectual properties,  but at the end of the day it is just another funny episode in life as by the time you have finished taking illegitimate photos,  they didn’t even noticed it if was stealth enough…  




The Display Croissant -
This looked so gorgeous but luck was not meant to be,  as it had all sold out except for the display.
Hunch and feeling told me this would be really good. 




The Hugo & Victor Financiers have won Many Awards -
There is no need to second guess here.  When the flag drops,  the bullshxt stops.


Sad smile
These Financiers were unfortunately, as good as they say it is… 
It had a bitey and caramelised exterior,  and the sponge cake inside was perfectly balanced between dense and fluffy,  with buttery goodness.   Never did I knew Financiers can become this good.  Lucky I did plan with foresight this time around and researched…  ~  10/10


Macarons -
For some reason I got the feeling Macarons here are more of an after thought.
It is probably half true in the end,  as one particular flavour was really impressive.

(Top) Earl Grey,  Salted Caramel and Pistachio -
The Pistachio was worth a mention as it had a half way roasted and raw pistachio taste,  which is really utterly balanced to the point it wouldn’t stand out to the normal customer!   The Earl Grey was decent enough.  But the Salted Caramel was so utterly amazing this has got to be the best of the similar kind I had in Paris.  If not in texture,  but at least in flavours!  Utterly amazing stuff.   ~ 8~9/10




Salted Caramel Macaron -
In terms of flavour,  this was on my personal opinion the best Salted Caramel Macaron I tried so far.
~  12/10


Nearby Park -
Hugo & Victor is take-away only but you can bring it to the park to eat all you want. 
For yours truly,  I went back twice to re-order.  It was that good.


Mango Ice Cream and White Chocolate Crisp Pie -
Can’t rave enough about this.  The mango flavour was spot on and the white chocolate coating on top was so summery and balanced.  The slightly savoury biscuity base was equally good.  ~  9/10

Pamplemousse Tart -
The tart pastry case was more on the hard side but succumbed to pressure when it mattered and broke into the right pieces.  The slightly bitter pieces of Grapefruit as already forewarned by the English sign was spot-on.   This was a bit hard overall but flavour wise was so balanced.  Encore ~  9.5/10




Pistache – Euro 5.20
This is a St Honore choux pastry with Pistachio based flavour,  with Pistachio Chantilly Cream, roasted Pistachio and a Mille-Feuille Pastry which was at the top of it’s game with a caramelised top layer.  ~  9/10


Price:   Euro €25
Ease of Access:   3/5 
Food:   ♕♕♕♕♕♕

Address: 40 Boulevard Raspail  75007 Paris
Ph: 01 44 39 97 73

1 comment:

  1. OMG...Want the Pampelmousse Tart & Pistache so much><



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