This cake, a 'Paris Brest', is a French classic dessert, made of choux pastry and a praline flavoured cream. It was introduced in 1910 (incidentally we launched business exactly 100 years later!)
It is named after the Paris Brest PRIS cycle race. The round shape was designed to represent a bicycle's wheels, and it was very popular with riders at the time, who found it gave them a great boost of energy! It is now popular throughout France, found in patisseries all over the country.
And now soon to be found in the Opera Tea Rooms!
We always said that we bring the Dorchester to Retford... now it's time to bring a bit of Paris too.
When we move to our new premises (3 Jubilee Courtyard, Retford) on Tuesday June 23rd, we'll be introducing a patisserie. You can just pop in and grab a pastry ... or two, or three ... any time we're open and enjoy them in the café or take them away with you.
We can't wait to open it, and hope all our customers old and new will take a look!