It's not like we need another excuse to visit the fabulous
Marylebone High Street, but here it is…
La Pâtisserie des Rêves - for folk who like a dreamy treat
once in a while, (for surely man cannot live on green juice
Created by the pastry world's hero, Philippe Conticini and hotelier
Thierry Teyssier, the first pâtisserie opened in Paris in 2009 with
queues round the block and sell-out bare shelves by 10am. People
came from far and wide to nibble at Conticini's fabled
midas/lightness of touch friandises, reworkings of old French
classics, including the mille-feuille and Paris-Brest.
Now with five shops across Paris, the duo have come to London.
Using the same blueprint of minimal white space with hits of acid
pink and green, and suspended bell jars protecting the sweet creamy
cakes from prowling fingers, the only difference being that
Conticini has added a selection of reinvented British puddings
alongside the old favourite éclairs, tarts and bonbons.
I went on the day the pâtisserie opened and the tradition was
upheld - bare shelves as in-the-know Londoners had indulged in a
post-January-detox supermarket sweep.
The already delicious Marylebone High Street, just got
La Pâtisserie des Rêves
43 Marylebone High Street
London, W1U 5HE