Ganache Patisserie is a posh Parisian-style bakery located on Homer Street in Yaletown. They offer modern French cakes with a twist (whole and individual servings), fresh baked pastries, macaroons, personalized wedding cakes, etc.
Visually, their desserts are unbelievably stunning and look like true works of art. We decided to order two individual serving cakes to share.
Concorde Praliné ($5.95) – hazelnut cocoa meringue, chocolate guimauve (marshmallow), dark chocolate praline mousse, chocolate chantilly. With so much chocolate and hazelnut, I was a little surprised that the caked didn’t taste exceptionally chocolaty or hazelnuty. The flavours very really quite subtle. Mostly, what we tasted was a heaviness and richness to the dessert, even though texturally it was soft, fresh and light as air. I did enjoy the crunchiness of the praline enveloped by the dark chocolate mousse.
Coco Velours Rouge ($5.95) – red velvet cake, dark chocolate ganache, coconut cream cheese mousseline, and vanilla chantilly. Again quite subtle flavours: the dark chocolate wasn’t profound. The coconut cream cheese is what really stood-out.
We also ordered a Cafe Americano to go with our individual servings of cakes. Their espresso was incredible: exceptionally smooth and not overly acidic. I’ll definitely be back for a latte!
Overall, I feel that Ganache’s cakes offered great textures, were beautifully executed and presented, however lacked slightly in the superior flavours such a high-end establishment should present.
Perhaps we didn’t try the right desserts at this little taste of Paris in Yaletown, because our friend raves about their croissants. We will definitely be back to try one of their famous Croissants aux Amandes, along with a shot of their awesomely smooth espresso.
For an alternative cake and pastry shop, we’d recommend Sweet Obsessions Cakes & Pastries on West 16th Ave.