It's the weekends...time for sweets.I've tried the most number of cakes from Patisserie Noliette, which retails its cakes only at Takashimaya Shinjuku besides its main shop in the suburbs. Noliette has been my to-go place for excellent and reliable pastries. And yes, everything shown here is eaten by yours truly alone, as always ;) No sharing please
Sangria Verine ヴェリーヌ サングリSavarin soaked in sangria and hidden in the vanilla cream, sangria jelly, orange Gelee and topped with sangria sauce.
Pistachio Mousse & Bitter Chocolate Mousse FeuilettineJust like the name, this Verrine exhilarates the palate with a pleasurable jasmine mousse, tangy lemon compote, and sweet white chocolate base.
So far one of the most interesting opera cake encountered. Sakura leaf sponge Red Bean buttercream and yuzu ganache very Japanese style
Puits D'amour ピュイダムールIt looked like a brain with crackly veins but this was UNLIKE any other kind of chiboust.
It set me into a moment of panic as I never expected this chiboust to flow out so much red liquid! The mountain of sweet custard that is counterbalanced with white-wine infused red fruits, fit perfectly within the crunchy pie.
Verrine ExotiqueSavarin soaked in passionfruit syrup, orange mousse, mango orange jam, lychee milk chocolate
Chocolate Noel Tart *signature*
Sable Base, Almond Cream, Bitter Chocolate
The combination of spices and figs reminded me of christmas.
Both the rum-soaked raisins and spices in the chocolate mousse was highly accented, making it a very apt cake to pair with some wine, if only the chef could tweak the wearied dacquoise sheet at the bottom.
Probably the most delicious one was this Cafe Caramel Tart that is shaped like a Buche De Noel. Stunning caramel glaze with golden crunchy nuts around weighty amount of coffee and milk chocolate mousse. The base tart is an unquestionably accomplished example of a classic praline walnut tart.
This is Part 4 of the Takashimaya Patisserie Series.
Part 1 Rue De Passy
Part 2 Region
Part 3 Ma Priere
Patisserie Noliette フランス菓子店 ノリエット
Branch: Shinjuku Takashimaya Basement
Access: Shinjuku Station
Main Outlet: Tokyo 156-0044 Setagaya-ku, Akatsutsumi, 4 Chome−40−7 Greenville 1F
Daily 9am-7pm (Closed on WED)
Access: Shimotakaido Station