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I know only two decent patisseries here: my cousin's and Colbert's. My cousin's is not running yet (we're still looking for the location)... and Colbert... is Colbert.
NY celebration was celebration with family... and definitely the best dessert I've ever had here is still from Colbert. Not really a chocolate cake fan, I literally devoured (and savoured!) those small pieces of chocolate cake ! Some I suspected with nougatine (those crunchy bits!), others were "plain" ganache. The others cakes... well... theirs bavarois, their mousses. I like the way they take advantage of this abundance of fruits on this island. Only con: the chocolate cake seemed a tad too sweet to me... but not that bad, anyway.
That day, one of my cousins also brought some Colbert chocolate candies (pralines types). Woah! those variations on truffles (hihi! I use to adore nougatine, I must precise). One of the best chocolate, covered with flaked almonds, or with simple ganache... The other chocolate candies pieces I tried were just... beyond word. Their rochers.. their florentins (like a concrete made of crispy flaked almonds liaised with either honey either caramel.. you see what I mean?).
The only thought I had upon this awesome experience was "How come I've never tasted any Colbert chocolate ?". Found out over the net the answer. Seemed Colbert's chocolate lab just opened end 2006.
Of course, one could expect that with such a nice long diner, such an awesome dessert experience, such great red bottles, such lovely, inspiring, fun-loving partners in crime, the camera was forgotten.... aah! Next time, you'll have pics, promise! You could always look at the below website though. Just be aware that the e-commerce website is intended to deliver only in Madagascar (from what I could understand).
What to buy: - Colbert Chocolate, esp the truffles variations and their rochers !!!
- Cakes (esp. the ones with fruit coulis, mousses..etc...)
Btw, Colbert is a renowned hotel group with a 4* hotel (inc. restaurants in its premices), another great restaurant La Varangue located not far from the hotel. And now, this Cholcolate Lab. I talked about Colbert dessert but you could go blindfolded with their Foie Gras too, their wide range of breads (think there is the only place you could buy decent pain de seigle, pain pavot, pain sésame...). You don't need Colbert for pain à l'ancienne, I know another place for it...
Colbert is an insitution here: amongst the best tables on the island (the young La Varangue is now considered as amongst the best for French cuisine, with its dynamic team, its young chef collecting those awards all over the world... incl. Paris!).. Check the second website I gave to know about the Colbert roup.
What to pay: Am asking the price of a Colbert "Soleil d'hiver" (for 8 persons) we had as dessert in October...
Generally, Colbert has a premium pricing compared to local competitors but still moderate compared to European pricing...
Directions: Hôtel Colbert
9 rue Prince Ratsimamanga BP 341
Tél: (261 20) 22 202 02
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