Social Media is a powerful tool :) It connects people and shares information instantaneously ~ Any I know many of us are addicted to the social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and many more :) I definitely know I am addicted hahaha
Last week Thanh (I Eat Therefore I Am) Instagrammed a photo of the limited Salted Caramel Profiterole for Le Petite Gateau’s 5th anniversary and through popular demand and lots of requests, Pierrick Boyer Executive Pastry Chef finally agreed to make it as a special ~ so we can all go buy it YAY!
For those not in Melbourne, to give you some background information,Le Petite Gateau is one of Melbourne’s leading patisseries and is well loved by its fans ~ I’m definitely one of them hehe but one small annoying thing about Le Petite Gateau is…they only open Monday – Friday, 7am to 5pm. Meaning we can’t go on the weekends or for me who don’t work in that side of town I would have to rush over during my lunch break :)
I’ve been planning this ‘mad rush’ for a few days now, as I was turning poison ivy green with envy whenever someone posted the Salted Caramel Profiterole hehe so yesterday, I called Kirk just before lunch time and literally ‘ordered’ him very nicely lol to meet me there ASAP and to see if there was parking hehe :P I was so lucky found a car spot basically in front of Cafe Vue and we saw Shannon Bennett! If you live in Melbourne or Australia you will know Shannon Bennett who is executive chef of the 3 hated restaurant Vue De Monde. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to talk to him or anything but still hehe ~
Thanks gosh, Kirk had already ordered my lunch for me ~ YAY! I ordered a salad for lunch because I knew if I didn’t I’d just end up getting more cakes :P The pumpkin, beetroot and feta salad was lovely and refreshing hehe this is actually one of my favourite types of salad as I’m a bit obsessed with pumpkins ~ Sorry guys Kirk paid for these things and neither of us remember the price.
Kirk ordered the Quiche Lorraine which was presented as a little savoury tart and not as slice cut from a large Quiche Lorraine. I tried a little bit and liked how creamy and wonderfully eggy the filling was, however, the bottom of the pastry case was a little hard and slightly chewy, however, still tasted wonderful.
Now to desserts, I’m so glad I rushed out just before noon, because there were more to choose from and I didn’t have to worry about them selling out :P
I scoffed the salad down within minutes and finally GOT to eat the SALTED CARAMEL PROFITEROLE :) Had to type this out in capitals hehe
Pretty self-explantory hehe a profiterole filled to the brim with salted caramel custard, that wasn’t too sweet or think, just the right consistency, then the profiterole was then dipped in caramel icing. I swear I could eat unlimited numbers of these! SO delicious! Damn I only had half! Now I wished I bought another two for myself…bought another one for Mr Bao…which he ate without saving any for me >_< I also know Win Win would love this SO much as she loves eclairs hehe but not sure if she likes Salted Caramel as much as I do :P
This dessert immediately made me think of Cat (The Catty Life) because I know she is nuts about green tea as much as I am, and this dessert would have made her SO happy ~ it had the right amount of matcha flavour which wasn’t too overpowering and paired with the white chocolate DIVINE!
This cake was definitely given the perfect name ~ It was pretty that I didn’t really want to cut it in half, take a photo of it and eat it :P but… eating is still the best part of it hehe it was a chocolate mousse cake with a chestnut puree. It had a dark chocolate aroma and was so amazingly soft and smooth :D
Once again with the power of social media, I Instagrammed a photo of the cakes at Le Petite Gateau and Pierrick Boyer was so kind and immediately replied and said he’ll come out and meet us! WOW a little star struck! Pierrick was overwhelmingly friendly and explained all the cakes we had in front of us, the different layers and components ~
I even asked if I could take a photo with him hehe :) Pierrick kindly agreed and we posed with cakes in both our hands YAY!
Kirk took a picture with Pierrick too ~ He didn’t want me to tell Pierrick that he was a pastry chef himself, and certainly didn’t want me to put this photo up…but too bad :P
I don’t think I need to do anymore convincing :D
If you work in the city, you have to go to Le Petite Gateau
If you don’t work in the city, you have to to get someone to go to Le Petite Gateau for you.
If you don’t live or work in Melbourne :( I wish I could buy it and share with you instead!