On some of the more exciting food trips I take around the great city of Seoul, I find myself face to face with heaven, also known as, a dessert buffet. The buffet at the adorable patisserie in Nonhyeon-dong, is cleverly named a “tasting” so you don’t feel quite so glutinous. But, there it is, a table full of pastries, chocolates and creams. If that’s not heaven…
This was the second pastry tasting event by French Chef Julian Favario in his shop, Gateaux de Voyage. My friend and I were disappointed to miss out on the first event after it filled up hours after being announced. Luckily for us, and the citizens of Seoul, he continues to have these events at regular intervals. They just completed their 8th event. As you eat, the staff and chef come around to talk to you. They are very friendly and warm, just like their little desserts. So you won’t return based just on how delicious everything is.
If you’d like to stuff your face (in a classy manner, it is French after all) with delicious, sugary confections, keep yourself updated by liking their Facebook page. All details (location, links and costs) are at the bottom of this post, so scroll all the way down.
A full table of French desserts was laid out. After a quick introduction, thank yous for coming and a call for pictures, we were allowed to start digging in.
To drink there was only juice. In the end, I had a headache from the hostile sugar takeover raging in my body. Some coffee or water would have helped tremendously. I will be sure to bring some if I go again.
pain au chocolats, macarons and strawberry trifles (maybe a fraisier)
These chocolate mousses might have been my favorite bite of the evening. They were rich and perfect in their chocolate to cream ratio.
chocolate petit four
lemon meringue petit four
decadent profiterole (choux à la crème)
a caramel and cream petit four
delicate cheesecake with lemon
viennoiserie with apricots
Gateaux de Voyage
Address: 11,Gangnamdaero 89 gil, Seocho-Gu, Seoul (서초구 강남대로 89길 11)
722 Banpo-Dong, Seocho-Gu, 06536 Seoul, South Korea (서초구 반포동 722)
Regular Hours: 11am – 9pm
Cost for the tasting events: 31,000 won for two hours
Sign up for the events after they are announced right away, there are only 20 seats, and they fill up quick.