Wednesday, July 23, 2014

La Renaissance, The Rocks


Got time to chill out on weekdays for some afternoon tea, or just going to The Rocks market on the weekend, spend some of your time to visit this petite little cafe that is managed by the person who run Baroque Bistro & Patisserie in the same area.
Always crowded and having people line up for their delicious macarons and cakes selection. They got dining area, mostly outdoor, at the back of their shop and there's like three chairs outside the front area.


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Goya - Raspberry mousse encasing a passionfruit cremeux with almond nougatine topped with fresh berries.

I honestly couldn't find anything wrong about this cake... Raspberry mousse? Awesomely light and has that sweet tangy flavour. Passionfruit cremeux? So smooth and refreshing. Almond nougatine? Adds the crunch and nuttiness to this summery cake.
There was also macaron shells, I'm guessing it was raspberry? Anyway, it was a nice addition to this smooth mousse-y cake. This, I must say, is my absolute favourite from La Renaissance.

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Vivaldi - Hazelnut milk chocolate and mandarin mousse.

A fan of chocolate and orange combo, like those Jaffa cakes flavour? This cake kind of reminds me of it. The hazelnut milk chocolate mousse has a contrasting flavour with the fresh mandarin mousse, but somehow they did taste good together. You can see below how both the mousse were so light and airy.. although I would've loved some base that could give another texture... 


Cross-section.



Larme de Gaugin - Light creamy mixed berry mousse, encased in a decorative almond sponge (jaconde) and topped with glazed mixed berries.

First of all, look at how beautiful this cake is! The multicolour almond sponge was so pretty! They were light and moist too! Slightly sweet to contrast the tangy mixed berry mousse and glaze. Just like Goya, this is also a very summery cake, and it's my second favourite from La Renaissance.




Each cakes have different price for Dine in or Takeaway, but they are usually around AUD 8.00-9.00 per cake. 

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Would be back for more cakes, and more of the Goya. One thing I realised from La Renaissance's cakes, they really know their mousse. All the mousses were so light and airy, but brings out the flavour once they hit your mouth. Oh, and very nice place for afternoon tea. They serve sandwiches and rolls too!

Food: 7.5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Price: $



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2 comments:

  1. gorgeous looking cakes, the Vivaldi looks right up my alley!

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    1. vivaldi was great!! amazing mousse :). try the goya too!

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