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[Taipei 台北] Quelques Pâtisseries 某某。甜点

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Quelques Pâtisseries 某某。甜点

Add: 34, Lane 102, Section 1, Anhe Road, Taipei
Tel: (02) 2755 4097
Hours: Wed-Sun 1-7pm (closed Mon & Tue)
Price: [pastries] 160-200 TWD [tea] 110-120 TWD
Visited: Jun 2016

There has been a burst in growth of French-style pastry shops in Taipei during the past few years, and actually, quite a few of them were opened by fellow alums from Ferrandi, where I had completed my professional pastry training. On this recent trip back to Taipei, I visited one of them called Quelques Pâtisseries, which literally means “a few pastries” in French. Cute, no?

台北近幾年來法式甜點店一家接著一家開,其中不少是由和我在巴黎同一所學校(Ferrandi費杭第高等廚藝學院)的校友所經營。這次在台北短短幾天,在僅能擠出時間探訪了一家的情況下,我選擇了去年底才開幕的 “Quelques Pâtisseries 某某。甜點”。

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The shop was started by two girls – Lai, who is in charge of the kitchen, and Jiou Jiou (the cutiepie below), who takes care of everything front of house. I met both of them at Ferrandi, and knowing that they are two perfectionists, it’s no surprise that Quelques Pâtisseries is lovely from head to toe – the interior design, decoration, furniture, and of course, the pastries themselves.

Quelques pâtisseries 法文直譯的意思是 “幾個甜點”,很可愛的名字。負責外場的 Jiou Jiou(下圖裏的小美女)和內場的 Lai 都是我在 Ferrandi 的好朋友,兩個完美主義者組合在一起,也難怪某某從店裝到甜點的每個細節都令人無可挑剔。

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I mean, just look at these…beautiful like jewelry pieces, quietly sitting in the display window. I was so close to getting one of each.

蛋糕櫃裏的甜點們像珠寶般亮晶晶的,看著實在賞心悅目,讓我有種想說 “每個都來一份吧!” 的衝動。

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Quelques Pâtisseries is quite spacious, but they’ve only put in limited numbers of tables and chairs, seating only around 16-18. I like how the copious amount of space between tables, so that it doesn’t feel crowded even when the shop is full.

某某的空間不小,不過桌子擺的松散,總共大概只能坐16-18人左右。喜歡桌子和桌子之間的距離,就算客滿時也完全沒有擁擠感,是個非常舒服的空間。

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Lovely dry flower arrangements throughout the boutique.

店裏的花花草草也布置的非常用心。

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So, here’s my afternoon tea. No, I didn’t end up getting one of each pastry, but was still very happy with this selection.

我的下午茶。雖然沒有每種甜點都來一份,不過這樣也非常豐盛啦(滿意)。

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I started with Saint Honoré Ananas Thé Jasmin (200 TWD), composed of a puff pastry base, pineapple cream-filled puffs, vanilla cream and candied pineapple chunks, finished with jasmine tea chantilly dream. The look is adorable, and flavors very refreshing too – I was pleasantly surprised by the pineapple and jasmine tea combination. The only problem is that Taiwan is extremely humid, so that the cream puffs become soggy very quickly…

首先品嚐的是鳳梨茉莉花茶聖多諾黑(200台幣),以千層派皮爲基底,泡芙裏面灌了鳳梨奶油,中間夾了香草內餡與糖漬鳳梨塊,最上面則是茉莉花茶香缇奶油。造型可愛,口味也非常清爽,鳳梨和茉莉花茶令人意外的搭。不過台灣的氣候實在太潮濕啦,泡芙有些軟了…這也是沒有辦法的事情。

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I then tried Oriental Beauty (180 TWD), its pink glaze and red grapefruit making a lovely palette, tempting me even when it was sitting on display. It’s quite mild in terms of flavor, the slight bitterness of grapefruit marmalade and citrus jelly balancing well with the sweetness of the bavarois and cream of oriental beauty (Oolong) tea. Would’ve liked a thicker sablé base though.

第二款東方美人(170台幣),粉嫩的淋面和紅色新鮮葡萄柚搭配起來非常漂亮,還坐在櫥窗櫃裏時就吸引到我了。味道上也非常柔和,葡萄柚微苦的風味很好的平衡了 bavarois 奶油的甜。如果下面的餅乾可以再厚一些,可能會更好。

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I had never had Tie Guan Yin (a fermented Oolong tea) in pastries, so was quite eager to try the Tarte Chocolat Dulcey au Thé Tie Guan Yin (170 TWD), though in the end I wish the tea flavor was more pronounced. It’s interesting that they choose to use dulcey (a rather toasted, blond chocolate) instead of milk or dark chocolate, which are frequently used for chocolate tarts. The shell is very thin (around 2.5mm?) so I can imagine to be extremely crisp when fresh out of the oven, but alas with the humidity in Taiwan and the humidity from the chocolate filling, the tart shell was slightly soggy by the time it got to me.

用鐵觀音入甜點我還是第一次見到,所以對這款鐵觀音巧克力塔(170台幣)期待頗高,不過嚐過後覺得茶味不夠明顯。某某選擇用了奶味十足的dulcey金黃巧克力而非一般常見的牛奶或著黑巧克力,這倒是很有趣。塔皮擀的很薄(大約2.5mm不到吧),可以想象剛烤出爐非常酥脆,不過在沒有做防潮處理的情況下真的要盡早吃掉,否則一會兒就會出現軟化的現象,有點可惜。

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Cheesecake au Whisky Miel (170 TWD), a simple white finishing decorated with a few cornflower petals and silver sheets, very elegant. The cheesecake itself has two layers, the bottom is a slow-baked cheesecake, while the top is a bavarois, rendering the texture light and pleasant. In terms of flavor, honey and the single malt whisky are equally expressed, a rather intriguing combination.

蜂蜜威士忌起司蛋糕(170台幣)白色的淋面上簡單點綴了幾片紫色花瓣和銀箔,相當優雅。口味上蜂蜜和威士忌都有表現出來,是個有趣的組合,口感結合了兩種都算輕盈的起司蛋糕,沒有厚重感。

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There’s no coffee at Quelques Pâtisseries, but they do offer a lovely selection of tea in collaboration with Thé Beauté, a premium tea shop in Taipei. I first tried the Classic Dong Ding Oolong Tea (110 TWD/cup), which was naturally sweet with a long finish. It also didn’t hurt that it came in a beautiful ceramic cup sitting on a cute little wooden plate.

某某沒有咖啡,茶的話則是選擇和台北的麗采蝶茶館合作。我喝的第一杯是清境凍頂烏龍茶(110台幣/杯),有著高山清香細甜喝凍頂甘醇悠長韻味。茶杯的手感很好,另外還特別搭配了一塊木頭的底座,很棒的細節。

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I also tried the cold brew of Classic Spring Tea from Tumsong Tea Estate (120 TWD/cup), a blend of leaves from tea trees of different ages to create layers of flavors. And with that, a honey canelé (65 TWD).

另外也試了一款以5種不同樹齡的中國小葉種茶樹作組合而成的塘松莊園經典春摘茶(120台幣/杯),用冷泡的方式來品嚐。看介紹說這款茶用的是1.5厘米的嫩芽葉茶讓品質細膩圓潤,以老茶樹爲主維持甘醇,其他用以增加層次表現。喝著喝著,默默的又吃了個可麗露…

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The shop was almost full the entire afternoon despite the fact that I visited on a weekday, and if you can’t find a seat on your visit, you can get the pastries to go…in one of their beautiful black marble-patterned boxes.

雖然是平日,不過店裏幾乎都坐滿了。如果到訪時正好沒位子,倒是可以外帶甜點回家享用,而且某某的外帶盒是黑色大理石條紋設計,很漂亮噢。

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There’s lots of empty wall space in Quelques Pâtisseries, I imagine they use this for exhibitions from time to time.

一些空白的空間和牆,是辦展覽活動的好地方。

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What a charming place! Seeing that my friends from Paris are able to build something of this quality makes me super happy and proud. If you have a sweet tooth and happen to pass by Taipei, do not miss this lovely spot.

非常喜歡某某甜點。看到在巴黎認識的朋友回到台灣能開出(不論店裝還是甜點本身都)如此有質感的店,很開心也很驕傲。如果我住在台北的話,一定會經常來串門子的。愛吃甜點的你,如果到了台北,請不要錯過這裏。

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Quelques Pâtisseries 某某。甜點

地址:安和路一段102巷23號
電話:(02) 2755 4097
營業時間:周三-日 1-7pm
價位:甜點 160-200台幣/個、茶 110-120台幣/杯
造訪:2016年6月

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