Imagine sinking your teeth into a crisp puff pastry - freshly baked, oozing with a sweet custard and topped with crunchy caramelized pecans and vanilla cream. As the flavours hit your taste buds, you can taste its authenticity, as though you're enjoying your confection in a patisserie in Paris - the birthplace of the coveted eclair.
Well, you don't have to travel to France to make this foodie fantasy a reality. Thanks to the recent opening of the very first North American location of L'Eclair de Genie - the haute Parisian-based patisserie which has just opened its doors in Vancouver.
A visit to Vancouver wouldn't be complete without a stroll along Robson Street, Vancouver's premier fashion destination. Now the promise of a sweet treat will energise your walking and window shopping as you approach the new shop.
While 257 kinds of eclairs have been created by L'Eclair de Genie, only 10 will be available at the new Vancouver shop to start, with 2 new flavours introduced each month.