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  • Alistair Chevalier

Veneto Reimagined: A Global Twist on Classic Tiramisu at Le Bonheur Pâtisserie

Nestled in the heart of tradition and the warmth of Italian hospitality, tiramisu stands as a testament to Italy's rich culinary legacy. This iconic dessert, with its layers of coffee-dipped savoiardi biscuits, creamy mascarpone, and a dusting of cocoa, carries the whispers of its debated origins between the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia regions. Yet, it is universally celebrated for its delightful combination of flavours and textures, embodying the very essence of Italian dolce.

In a bold and innovative twist that journeys beyond the borders of Italy, Le Bonheur Pâtisserie introduces "Veneto," a reimagined version of the classic tiramisu that pays homage to its storied past while embarking on a flavourful expedition across continents. This creation is a symphony of global ingredients, each layer a narrative of tradition and modernity woven together by the inspired vision of the chef.

The first note of this culinary composition is the almond genoise, a soft and airy sponge cake that diverges from the traditional ladyfingers. This delicate base is soaked in a rich concoction of strong Thai Arabica coffee and a velvety Mexican coffee spirit, introducing a vibrant intensity and a hint of exotic allure to the dessert's foundation.

Venturing further into this masterpiece, the tiramisu reveals a trio of meticulously crafted layers. The base layer, a rich canvas of light brown, is a luscious blend of Italian cream cheese from the renowned dairies of Lombardy. Enhanced with the boldness of espresso and the warmth of the Mexican coffee spirit, with subtle undercurrents of milk and cream, this tier offers a profound depth of flavour, enveloping the palate in its creamy embrace.

Ascending to the white tier, the same exquisite Lombardian cream cheese takes on a new character, mingled with the seductive notes of Jamaican Dark Rum and the sweet, aromatic essence of Bourbon Vanilla Bean. This layer is an ode to the art of flavour pairing, its sophisticated profile inviting diners to explore the intricate balance between richness and refinement.

At the heart of the dessert lies the coffee gelée, a daring inclusion that captures the essence of local Thai Arabica coffee. This middle layer serves as a bold interlude, its gelatinous texture and intense coffee flavour creating a sensory bridge between the creamy tiers, adding an element of surprise that challenges and delights.

Crowning this extraordinary creation is a dusting of Ghanian cocoa powder, accompanied by a sprinkle of dark chocolate crunch and hazelnut. This finishing touch not only adds a visual appeal but also introduces a textural contrast and a depth of chocolatey richness, rounding off the dessert with a final note of indulgence.

Veneto, as re-envisioned by Le Bonheur Pâtisserie, is more than a dessert; it is a voyage across the globe, a celebration of the fusion of flavours, and a bold declaration of culinary creativity. This tiramisu is not just inspired by the Veneto region; it is a homage to the spirit of innovation that drives the world of gastronomy forward.

At Le Bonheur Pâtisserie, every bite of Veneto tells a story of passion, heritage, and the unyielding pursuit of flavour perfection. It is an invitation to experience the familiar in an entirely new light, to embark on a journey that transcends borders, and to taste the unique passion that defines this exquisite establishment.


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