FOOD & SHOPS
The window displays at Maître Choux are something to behold – rows upon rows of the finest, freshly baked Eclairs, Choux and Chouquettes. Made by Joakim Prat, formerly head pastry chef for Joel Robuchon UK, this is no ordinary pastry shop. The choux pastry is incredibly light and there are amazingly piped decorations and a rainbow of colours and decorations. There are eight éclairs and six choux pastries to choose from with flavours including Tahitian vanilla with pecans, a dark chocolate éclair, a pistachio pastry, a Spanish raspberry éclair and tiramisu and lemon cream flavours. It’s not surprising that they ship out to clients such as Chiltern Firehouse Hotel but you can also sit down to eat (although it is a small space) for tea, coffee and hot chocolate made from a legendary Basque recipe provided by Joakim’s grandmother. And because the kitchen was closed yesterday, the good news is that they are offering free Chouquettes to all customers today – enjoy!