A Summer in Paris isn’t your average dessert cafe. Self-hailed as Singapore’s first French haute patisserie, the VivoCity shop features the bakes of famous pastry chef Yann Brys, who received the prestigious Meilleur Ouvrier de France designation in 2011. If you haven’t heard of the French competition, MOF is right up there with Michelin stars in the culinary world, and it basically amounts to the crown of perfection for pastry chefs.
So, looks like we’ve managed to entice Brys — who apparently came up with the now-ubiquitous technique of piping cream on a turntable way back in 2009 — to bring his gorgeous creations to our shores.
In the chic space, covered in shades of pastel and marble, with hanging blooms from the ceiling, all eyes are on the beautiful glass display of sweets. Each pastry is intricately decorated, and while prices are on the higher end, you can’t help but want to nibble on a bit of everything, alluring as they are.
But if you really have to pick, Brys’ signature swirl can be found on his Tourbillon Frui’thé ($9.30), an easily sold out pale pink confection comprising delicate layers of jasmine tea sponge, citrus shortbread, raspberry and grapefruit compote, jasmine tea mousse, and lychee crémeux.
Equally popular is the Pompom ($9.30), with the lovely appearance of a gleaming green apple encasing citrus shortbread, pistachio tea cake, green apple jelly, and green apple cream.
Other treats to try include the Exotique ($9.30), a vanilla tea sponge block topped with fruity compote and cream, with a cornflakes base, and the Choco’dough ($8.80), made of almond sponge, orange and mandarin marmalade, and milk chocolate mousse.
A Summer in Paris is at #01-13 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk.
9813-8575. Daily 10am-10pm.