Sunday, November 20, 2011
Les Deux Garcons @ Jalan Telawi, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
The weekend is over....
To cheer all of you up for the demise of the short-lived weekend, here's a little sugar, spice and everything nice.
Throughout the whole of last week, I was reminded constantly of the opening of Les Deux Garcons' new outlet .
Friends will SMS, gmail chat, facebook, tweet, blog and even talk to me face to face about their wondrous creations.
Despite a rather busy weekend, we managed to steal some time to visit the place.
I was rather pensive about going there so late as so many friends have told me how their wares would sell out quickly.
Since we decided not to tempt fate and look for a parking space, we took the easy way out and packed home the cakes.
The most important cake wasn't the dainty pretty ones displayed under the glass counter.
Instead it was the rather non-descript one swaddled in white - the marble butter cake (quatre quarts, RM60 for a medium size) for my mother.
I must admit my mother is right to love this simple marble butter cake as it's rather perfect in my own eyes.
The crumb is rough (some prefer it fine but I love it crumbly and rough for the homely texture) and it is redolent of the creamy butter taste. The best bits are the rich chocolate swirls found within the cake - intense chocolate flavour with the use of French Valrhona chocolate with just a hint of coffee to bring out the dark aromas. They use Golden Churn butter to make this cake so there's definitely none of those Buttercup spreads, Planta margarine or that immensely horrible Butta Vanilla flavouring they sell in the cake shops to mimic the buttery taste.
Outfitted in pristine white, the shop serves as a palette for the jewel-like cakes such as the Le Palladio (RM22), Le Favori (RM15) and Passion (RM13).
The Le Palladio is the most decadent one with truffle mascarpone cream that tops a vanilla tart. Each layer needs to be taken together as the tart crust is rather hard (almost like a cracker) and tasteless on its own. The Le Favori one is all about pistachio with a raspberry brulee layer. For those who prefer their desserts not as sweet, you will love the Passion one with its passionfruit and mango flavours that offer a tangy treat to the tongue.
There's lots more goodies in there including their macarons including the decadent truffle flavoured ones and lots more cakes to tempt you. Who knows, I may get to sneak away again next weekend and eat another round. From what I hear, those rapturous tweets about their goodies will still continue as one friend is so enamoured with these sweets that he has to have them at least on alternate days.
Les Deux Garcons
36 Jalan Telawi
(Pork Free. Open from 12.30pm to 8pm daily. Place is opposite Cziplee and Eon Bank. It is the same row as the dental surgery and fruit shop. The outlet was previously where Mango Mania. For the full set of pictures, see the Flickr set that also includes the macarons)
*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. This review is time sensitive; changes may occur to the place later on that can affect this opinion. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from this place for writing the review.