Last week, I was invited to an incredible dessert tasting at Michel Richard’s new patisserie shop, Pomme Palais, in the Palace Hotel. We sampled their specialty cakes for the holidays, which were all delicious and beautifully prepared. I can’t wait to buy these cakes for an upcoming holiday party!
It’s difficult to pick a favorite from all the cakes we sampled, but this one was definitely the most beautiful:
The cake is called the “Charlotte cake” and is made with tons of raspberries, blackberries, passion fruit yogurt mousse and lady fingers:
The cake isn’t too sweet but has a very fresh and light flavor. Definitely a good pairing with green tea!
The second cake I tried, the Lemon Eggceptional cake, was also a work of art:
This cake had layers of sponge cake, lemon curd, French meringue and it was topped with white chocolate lemon eggceptionals:
The opera cake, layered cake of coffee, chocolate, and almond flavors, was very decadent:
And the cutest dessert was Michel’s snowman, which is purchased to go:
It’s a white meringue snowman that’s wrapped with a sugar scarf and a marzipan-chocolate hat. The inside is hollow so you can fill it with ice cream (or pudding, whipped cream, or anything that fits into the meringue) and serve with the raspberry sauce it comes with…the cutest part is that Chef Richard illustrated how to assemble the snowman. We had ours prepared with chocolate mousse:
The meringue was beautiful and so tasty! Definitely a great gift to bring to a holiday party (or just fun to eat at home!) The event was so fun and Pomme Palais is right in between my office and Ken’s office, so we meet there sometimes for an afternoon snack and coffee break. I can’t wait to go back and try more of their desserts!