Salted Caramel Profiterole – Le Petite Gateau

Social Media is a powerful tool ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ I definitely know I am addicted hahaha

Last week Thanh (I Eat Therefore I Am) ย Instagrammed a photo of the limited Salted Caramel Profiterole for Le Petite Gateau’s 5th anniversary and through popular demand and lots of requests,ย 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 Gateauย ย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Cake heaven!

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 ๐Ÿ˜› 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 restaurantย Vue De Monde. Unfortunately, I didn’t get the chance to talk to him or anything but still hehe ~

Pumpkin, Beetroot, Feta Salad

Thanks gosh,ย Kirk had already ordered my lunch for me ~ YAY!ย ย I ordered a salad for lunch because I knew if I didn’t I’d just end up getting more cakes ๐Ÿ˜› 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 ~ย Sorry guys Kirk paid for these things and neither of us remember the price.

Quiche Lorraine

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, ย 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 ๐Ÿ˜›

Salted Caramel Profiterole $8.50 AUD

I scoffed the salad down within minutes and finally GOT to eat the SALTED CARAMEL PROFITEROLE ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ˜›

Mister Green Tea $8.50AUD

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!

Black Beauty $8.50 AUD

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 ๐Ÿ˜› 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 ๐Ÿ˜€

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 ~

Nice to meet you! ๐Ÿ™‚

I even asked if I could take a photo with him hehe ๐Ÿ™‚ Pierrick kindly agreed and we posed with cakes in both our hands YAY!

The pastry chefs meet ~

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 ๐Ÿ˜›

I don’t think I need to do anymore convincing ๐Ÿ˜€
If you work in the city, you have to go to Le Petite Gateau
Ifย 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 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I wish I could buy it and share with you instead!

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63 thoughts on “Salted Caramel Profiterole – Le Petite Gateau

  1. andy1076 August 2, 2012 at 11:35 pm Reply

    Go again for me! Lol! Looks sooooo good!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Jeno @ Week Nite Meals August 3, 2012 at 2:51 am Reply

    HAHAHAHAAH Daisy, this posting put a huge smile on my face, I can definitely tell you must have LOVED this place! Your friend Kirk is such a nice guy, I think we all need a Kirk in our lives.

    The chef is so gracious to come out and socialize with his fans, I love social media ti bits also, it;s such a great way to spread the words about something wonderful in our lives!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 3, 2012 at 11:32 am Reply

      HAHHAA i sure loved it Jeno! I’m actually going back today! How are you? Hope you guys have fixed the fridge situation! Sorry haven’t had time to drop by your blog will go visit now ๐Ÿ™‚

      We definitely need a Kirk and Mr Bao in our lives hehe and more pastry chefs hehe.

      I was abosolutely star struck and so happy to have got the chance to meet him again ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Choc Chip Uru August 3, 2012 at 6:03 am Reply

    The power of social media rocks ๐Ÿ˜€
    Can’t believe you met the great pastry chef! What an incredible patisserie which I dream of visiting! I am drooling at your photos ๐Ÿ™‚

    Choc Chip Uru

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 3, 2012 at 11:32 am Reply

      I couldn’t agree with you more ๐Ÿ™‚ social media is greattt love it ~ and if it wasn’t because of blogging we wouldn’t have met!

  4. fatboo (@fatbooo) August 3, 2012 at 7:42 am Reply

    That’s so cool! Having the pastry chef come out to meet you, and also bumping into Channon bennet, you must’ve been so star struck that day. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 3, 2012 at 11:33 am Reply

      DEFINITELY ๐Ÿ™‚ I was like OMG OMG OMG what do i do what do i do when I saw Shannon Bennett lol I didn’t want to embarass myself and ask to take a photo with him hehe

  5. theragingcook August 3, 2012 at 8:03 am Reply

    Time to fool around with Matcha… green tea inventions here I come!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 3, 2012 at 11:34 am Reply

      I thnk so too ๐Ÿ™‚ yay! Share what you make with us!

      • theragingcook August 3, 2012 at 12:47 pm Reply

        Hahaha guess you’ll need to subscribe/follow me then – posts to be up tomorrow and Sunday lol

  6. hotlyspiced August 3, 2012 at 10:12 am Reply

    Those sweet delights are all so gorgeous and totally look like works of art. I love the look of the one with the gold leaf. I know everyone’s entitled to a few days off each week but it’s amazing this business chooses to close on weekends. I would have thought that would be when they would do their most business. xx

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 3, 2012 at 11:39 am Reply

      Hi Charlie ๐Ÿ™‚ that’s what I think too…that they would get more business if they opened on the weekends or maybe close on a week day such as Monday. However, they only open Monday to Friday sighhh GUESS WHAT ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going back now hehe ~ YAY!

  7. Nic@diningwithastud August 3, 2012 at 10:45 am Reply

    O. M. G!!!! Jealous :D!!!!!!!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 3, 2012 at 11:40 am Reply

      You’ve gotta plan a trip to Melbourne soon ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll take you sooooo good hehe ~

  8. ironchefshellie August 3, 2012 at 12:03 pm Reply

    Love social media! First time I went to Lux Bite I was having a tweet how I was going there for my bday, and low and behold they came out with a slice of cake and candle in it for me… nawww!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm Reply

      WOW that’s sooooooo nice of them ๐Ÿ™‚ YAY! I love it when places actually pay attention to social media and not just open an account and leave it ๐Ÿ˜›

  9. Ames August 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm Reply

    Social media is pretty powerful nowadays, I think it influences a lot of where and what I eat hehe
    And that was so nice of Pierrick Boyer to come out and say hi! I’m going to be in the area on Weds so I’m going to attempt to pop by soon and partake in some of the lovely sweets!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 3, 2012 at 2:58 pm Reply

      Social media dictates my life half the time hahhaa
      WOO HOO you’ve gotta go soon ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s so good i love all their cakes and desserts hehe ~ YAY!!! Maybe i’ll meet you there? lol i have training around the area hehe have fun!

      • Ames August 3, 2012 at 3:11 pm Reply

        Yes please! Maybe that can be our meet up place ๐Ÿ™‚ This Weds? Will inbox you via Twitter ๐Ÿ˜€

        • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 3, 2012 at 3:16 pm Reply

          I can’t confirm with you though ๐Ÿ˜ฆ cuz i’m at training we might not get a long break >_<

          • Ames August 3, 2012 at 6:11 pm Reply

            oh that’s ok, maybe some other time then – you have my number ๐Ÿ˜‰

  10. Tina @ bitemeshowme August 3, 2012 at 1:39 pm Reply

    absolutely, wow! Those desserts look amazing! Love the photos of the cross sections. You make me want to lick the screen!!!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm Reply

      The desserts taste even better Tina ๐Ÿ™‚ really wish u were in Melbourne so we can go raid the desserts together!

  11. Michelle August 3, 2012 at 5:49 pm Reply

    They make good cakes. ๐Ÿ™‚ One of the better ones in melbourne.

  12. Baker Street (@bakerstreet29) August 3, 2012 at 5:54 pm Reply

    How lucky you got to meet him! The cakes look incredible, Daisy!

  13. Winnie@Eat.Play.Shop. August 4, 2012 at 12:46 am Reply

    Yikes, sometimes I hate the fact I don’t work in the city!! You’ll have to have a cake, or two, or five for me!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 7, 2012 at 6:30 pm Reply

      I know what you mean! I use to dread working in the city, but now I love it because i’m so close to all the good food hahaha i’ll buy u takeaway next time!

  14. Ali August 4, 2012 at 9:19 am Reply

    A trip to Melbourne might be in order!! At the very least, I will have to keep this place in mind for my next trip whenever that may be! All those cakes look divine ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 7, 2012 at 6:33 pm Reply

      I think you need to come to Melbourne very soon ๐Ÿ™‚ If everything goes according to plan I’m going to Adelaide soon too ~ YAY!

  15. liannelow August 4, 2012 at 11:03 am Reply

    Lucky you!! The last time I went to LPG, I just missed him cause he needed to go for a photoshoot! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Will go to LPG during my next break! hehe absolutely in love with his salted caramel choux! BEST. THING.EVER! heh Had 2 last week and thank YOU for getting one more for me! xxxox

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm Reply

      Oh no that’s so annoying ๐Ÿ˜ฆ doesn’t matter next time you have holidays we’ll go again and hopefully Pierrick will be there YAY! So glad you liked it hehe i think i might go back tomorrow YAY!

  16. Carolina August 4, 2012 at 1:01 pm Reply

    Oh wow, Daisy!!! Such beautiful desserts! I’d love to try the Mister Green Tea, just because I never had green tea as dessert before! I imagine is a little bitter, but pared with white chocolate this little jewel must be delicious! Great post, loved the details!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 7, 2012 at 6:36 pm Reply

      The cakes were AMAZING Carolina wish i could share with you ๐Ÿ™‚ The Mister Green Tea was so good but hahhaa i still think the salted caramel profiterole wins hehe ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. libishski August 4, 2012 at 4:42 pm Reply

    Oh yes, I’ve heard about this profiterole via twitter, facebook etc but haven’t tried it yet. Luckily this place is only 2-3 blocks from work but I doubt that they will have any ready should I rock up before work, so I will need to go during lunchtime and brave the crowds.

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 7, 2012 at 6:37 pm Reply

      You’ve gotta gooooooo ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s just too good to not try at least once hehe ~ and you’re so lucky you work so close to LPG hehe I have training around there this week think I’m gonna go back ๐Ÿ˜›

  18. Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake August 4, 2012 at 11:31 pm Reply

    I’ve been wanting to go there ever since I saw it in the Entertainment Book a few years ago. It looks fantastic!!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm Reply

      You’ve gotta gooooooo ๐Ÿ™‚ it’s sooo good and I love how it’s in the Entertainment Book i haven’t used my voucher hehe saving it for i dunno what areason ๐Ÿ˜› maybe a good excuse to go back hehe

  19. Hannah August 5, 2012 at 8:43 am Reply

    Look at you, you celebrity chef hobnobber! ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 7, 2012 at 6:39 pm Reply

      HAHAHHAA i was just lucky that Pierrick was willing to meet up with me YAY!

  20. peach water August 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm Reply

    Lucky Girl! Love this post โค

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 7, 2012 at 6:40 pm Reply

      Thanks Jan ๐Ÿ™‚ So flattered that i got to meet Pierrick ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. I-Hua Lim (@msihua) August 5, 2012 at 9:51 pm Reply

    Aww so cute! I used to work on Bank Place and when LPG first opened we would go there for cakes for each colleagues birthday.. now it’s more like a personal love since people at my new workplace don’t really go for food (I know!)

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 7, 2012 at 6:41 pm Reply

      Oh damnnnnn whattttt HAHHAHA you’ve gott go yourself then ๐Ÿ˜› or just text me and i’ll meet you there!!! I’ll even cab over!

  22. Adrian Briones (@food_rehab) August 5, 2012 at 10:15 pm Reply

    I’m so going there for the mister green tea! You sold me.

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 7, 2012 at 6:41 pm Reply

      You HAVE to go Adrian ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re not gonna regret it hehe ~

  23. Agnes August 5, 2012 at 10:18 pm Reply

    The salted caramel profiterole looks good… but my heart belongs to the Mister Green Tea. Thump thump! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm Reply

      Hahhaa I don’t blame you ๐Ÿ˜› Green tea lovers will LOVE IT!

  24. Faith August 6, 2012 at 1:46 am Reply

    I can definitely see why this place is one of Melbourneโ€™s leading patisseries — their pastries are gorgeous! Now I’m dying for one of those salted caramel profiteroles, lol! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 7, 2012 at 6:42 pm Reply

      I know right Faith hehe I could live there and eat cakes every day ๐Ÿ™‚ wish I could share with you!

  25. winstonthehungryexcavator August 6, 2012 at 2:21 am Reply

    MAN pierrick seems like such a cool bloke. I’ve always loved Le Petit but haven’t been back in so long. And like you said, social media is so resourceful. If it weren’t for all your Inta piks I wouldn’t have this strong urge to go back. WILL have to find time to go real soon cause this craving is getting unbearable!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm Reply

      Pierrick is such a nice and friendly guy ๐Ÿ™‚ i was so flattered when he asked me to ask for him hehe I always think pastry chefs are too busy for me but he was SOOOOOO nice ๐Ÿ˜€ social media is definitely amazing hehe if not we wouldn’t be ablet o meet! hurry Wince you’ve gotta go and you live close by!

  26. Julie August 6, 2012 at 12:59 pm Reply

    awww so lovely of him โค โค
    thanks so much for delivering to me too โค

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 7, 2012 at 6:44 pm Reply

      You are so soooooooooooo SOOOOOOO welcome hehe so glad you liked it xoxo

  27. Christina @ The Hungry Australian August 7, 2012 at 8:39 am Reply

    Great post! And how incredible do those cakes look – so want!

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 7, 2012 at 6:44 pm Reply

      Think it’s time you made a trip Chirstina ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll take you hehe

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  29. thehungerpangs August 21, 2012 at 10:42 pm Reply

    Oh my goodness, those desserts look amazing! The salted caramel profiterole especially! I’ve heard so many great things about Le Petit Gateau, but I haven’t had a chance to swing by. I think now would be a good time, hehehe ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Daisy@Nevertoosweet August 21, 2012 at 11:43 pm Reply

      Definitely go check it out when you have the time ๐Ÿ™‚ it is truly AMAZING!! WOO HOO ๐Ÿ™‚ You wont be disappointed~ Now you’ve got me craving it again hehe ๐Ÿ˜›

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