In the Kitchen with the owners of Le Parfait Paris
Tell us about this dessert?
Le Parfait Signature, as its name says, is our signature dessert. It is a twist of the famous Royal cake in France. It is composed of a crispy praline biscuit on the bottom then layered by an almond biscuit and topped with a chocolate mousse.
Why do you consider the Parfait the signature?
We consider it our signature cake because it is an intense yet delicate and powerful cake at the same time.
Describe the taste to someone who haven't had this dessert?
This dessert is an explosion of flavors starting with the richness of the chocolate and the caramelized hazelnut then with the complex texture of the crispiness at the bottom and the smoothness of the mousse. Many people compare its taste to Ferrero Rocher or Nutella.
Why did you choose dark chocolate and not milk chocolate?
Since the praline and the almond are naturally sweet, we wanted to balance the sweetness with the bitterness of the dark chocolate.
Are any ingredients imported?
Our chocolate is imported from France (Valhrona) as well as our Praliné.
What's a good beer and/or cocktail to pair with this dish?