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This Pastry Shop Has A Flair For Seriously Fancy Eclairs • Maitre Choux

Alex Landon Alex Landon - Editor

Maitre Choux

Maitre Choux pastries are pretty as a picture, and damn delicious to boot.

There are many ways to find your joie de vivre in London, but few are as tasty as this one. Maitre Choux, being as French as camembert and Gérard Depardieu, know how to whip up eclairs. And sacré bleu, these are some mighty fine eclairs!

Maitre Choux
Photo: @maitrechoux

Maitre Choux is the creation of pastry pro Joakim Prat. As if making delicious eclairs isn’t enough, he also happens to look like this:

Maitre Choux
Photo: @joakim.prat

Don’t let the pretty packaging fool you – Joakim’s talent has earned him three Michelin stars for his dessert-making nous. But still, just look at him.

Maitre Choux
Photo: @joakim.prat

He’s almost as pretty as his eclairs. Almost.

Maitre Choux
Photo: @maitrechoux

Pastry perfection ensures the eclairs are crispy on the outside, but soft on the inside. Once baked, the pastries are stuffed full of as much cream as they can possibly hold. Whilst that may sound naughty, we’ve been to one of Maitre Choux’s masterclasses, and squirting all that cream in there isn’t easy. Stop snickering back there!

Maitre Choux
Photo: @maitrechoux

Fashionably French eclairs emerge in every colour imaginable at Maitre Choux, which is the first and only choux pastry specialist patisserie in the world.

Maitre Choux
Photo: @maitrechoux

They come with some extravagant toppings, too. In fancifying these eclairs, Maitre Choux uses meringues, chocolate shards, and sparkly gold leaf.

Maitre Choux
Photo: @maitrechoux

The culmination of these efforts is flavours such as Tahitian vanilla & pecan, Iranian pistachio, Spanish raspberry, and hazelnut & milk chocolate. They’ll provide you with all the pastry you can handle, no doubt about it.

Maitre Choux
Photo: @maitrechoux

Oh, and just in case that isn’t enough pastry for you, they’ve also got a Sweet Pink Afternoon Tea that serves eclairs and chouquettes with a side of sparkling pink wine. Delightful!

You can find Maitre Choux handing out their elegant eclairs in Soho, South Kensington, Chelsea, and Canary Wharf, or on Deliveroo if you’d like them to come to you. But will you actually eat the eclair, or simply marvel at its beauty? Oh, like I even need to ask…

Location: Four London branches, find them and their opening hours here
Price: vary slightly from eclair to eclair, but they’re all roughly £5. Alternatively, you can pick up a bag of mini chouquettes for £3.50, but these won’t have the fancy flavours or toppings.
More information: head to their website.

Featured image: @maitrechoux


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