Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Thierry - nice place for desserts

Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe

1059 Alberni St, Vancouver

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Food: 3.5
Service: 3
Price: Fair +

There is always room for dessert, say the girl with the extra dessert stomach. That't me in a nutshell, I love desserts and always on the lookout for new places. So when I heard about Theirry opened by the renown Cin Cin dessert chef Thierry Busset, I was more than willing to give it a try.
I leisurely strolled the streets of down town after attending a seminar on a Monday afternoon, thinking that the dessert shop should be pretty empty consider the time and day, but I was wrong. The place was pretty packed at around 3pm.

The decor was very nice with these water drop lamps and modern wooden cabinets and walls. The menu was simple, you can order dessert and macarons first or go straight to the end for drink. Overall, we both love the look and feel of this place.
For our drinks, R got a Americano, which he thought was robust and very strong. I got the Elderflower/apple soda ($3.95). It was like drinking carbonated apple juice that is sweeter than usual. 
I ordered a Passion Fruit Mousse ($5.95). The flavor was intense and real. In fact the gel on top was really sour. The raspberry macarons on the side were quite sweet, so if you take a bite of both mousse and macaroon, it was just a perfect combination. 
R chose the next dessert: Chocolate Succe Cake ($6.95) consisting layer of hazelnut meringue, chocolate mousse and 70% chocolate ganache. The dark chocolate shell on the outside was pretty hard, which contrasted with the smooth/soft ganache on the inside. The whole thing is a chocolate lover's heaven, so naturally R loved it more than me. I still prefer my fruity tasting dessert.
Of course I couldn't leave the place without buying some of their famous macarons. Half a dozen costed me about $12.95. I brought it home to share it with everyone, but we were all fairly disappointed. It was as sweet as expected, but it lacked the flavour to match its vibrant colour. Also it seems they used quite a lot of dye to get the colour. 

Overall, I think Thierry do have quality desserts, but I would skip over their macarons if you are not a fan of sweet stuff. If you need a place to meet up with a friend over coffee, then this place is perfect. :)

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