A new Parisian patisserie is set to open on London's Marylebone High Street this December.
Translating literally as "The Patisserie of Dreams", La Patisserie des Rêves is the brainchild of pastry chef Phillippe Conticini and entrepreneur and hotelier Thierry Teyssier. With four shops already open in France, the brand will bring traditional French patisserie "with a modern twist" to the British capital.
Signature pastries include the traditional cakes mille-feuille (layers of light pastry with cream), Saint Honoré (choux pastry, cream and caramel topping) and Paris-Brest (choux pastry with praline cream and praline sauce), as part of the brand's aim to give customers a sense of French childhood nostalgia. The store's décor will echo that of the existing French shops, with a modern, white design and flashes of bright colour.
Conticini has worked as a pastry chef for many years, including a stint at La Table d'Anvers restaurant in Paris. He and business partner Teyssier â' who has already set up a theatre company, an events company and a similarly-named hotel company Maisons des RÁªves â' launched the Patisserie des RÁªves concept after deciding that they wanted a pastry shop that would recreate the excitement children feel about fresh cakes.
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