L’Éclair de Génie - Christophe Adam's latest outpost in Shanghai

At Xintiandi, you will find French Pastry chef, Christophe Adam's latest outpost for L’Éclair de Génie. L’Éclair de Génie features gourmet éclairs that come in favours like raspberry pistachios, salted caramel, yuzu meringue and pecan vanilla.

I had the opportunity to try his desserts during the soft opening. The interior was simple, yet elegant. More importantly, it allows diners to relax and enjoy the delicious desserts in the cafe. 

Similar to Grinch Babe at Ambi Cafe, this dessert has a nice green tea flavour and fragrance. The matcha ice cream is sandwiched between the buttery puff. Delicious crushed almonds were sprinkled atop the dessert. I loved the matcha ice cream which was neither sweet in sugar nor strong in matcha. The proportion was just nice. Matcha dessert - you rock! Food rating: 4/5

While having sweet delicacies, enjoy a cup of fresh tea with lemongrass, sensha, ginger, grapefruit, orange and lemon. Each pot of tea costs RMB58. The tea was refreshing and warmed the cockles of my heart during the cold winter.

Priced at RMB48, this éclair comprises of strawberry cream, red glaze and almond paste. Beautifully decoration as a strawberry, the dessert was sweet and the puff has a nice fragrance. Somehow, compared with the green tea custard puff, I love the green tea better. The strawberry did not suit my taste.

Address: 卢湾区淮海中路333号(近马当路)
No. 333 Huaihai Middle Road, Huangpu District | Shop 10A-10B 3/F, Xintiandi Plaza, Shanghai 200000, China
Price: $
Rating: 3/5
Recommended menu: Matcha ice cream in puff