Sunday, March 14, 2010

Belle Pastry @ Bellevue

The quaint yet upscale neighborhood of Bellevue, along Main St, is where we sometimes engage in a mindless traipse, from one end to the other, stopping briefly for coffee and cake at some interesting patisserie that we stumble upon.
This Saturday afternoon during one such saunter, we found Belle Pastry. Bright and shiny, with a few casual tables by the windows and a huge array of interesting looking pastries and dolce, it came upon as a perfect spot for shooting the breeze. We controlled our urge for an uncalled-for indulgence and ordered their Latte and a Paris Brest. It is a ring-shaped pâte à choux with praline butter cream, garnished with slivered toasted almonds. It seems this delightful French pastry was created by a pastry chef in honor of a bicycle race between Paris and Brest. And, hence it is patterned after a bicycle tyre. Interesting,eh?

The Latte was delicious by itself. The ratio of coffee to milk was perfect, and complemented the dessert.

A little on the expensive side, I would say. The desserts were between $3.75 and $5.00 a piece, but then, they are one of a kind. So, once in a while, when you have a sweet tooth, splurging is not too bad, huh?

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