This is the first post of the Eat With Jenny 30 Days Challenge! It’s challenging because I am so busy, but I hope I can get used to blogging everyday. I even made a Twitter hashtag #EWJ30DaysChallenge so you can keep track of my progress! 😉
Here is a preview of what’s coming in the 30 Days Challenge:
- All You Can Eat Afternoon Tea
- My favourite dessert in Vancouver
- Dessert Buffet
- A very popular sandwich shop
- Funky Japanese food
- Fine-Dining Deals
- Chinese feast with King Crab
- New York Eats
- More Macarons and other goodies!
Ever Since I heard the pastry chef at CinCin – Thierry Busset – is opening a dessert cafe, I had been wanting to go. It is currently one of the most talked-about dessert cafes in Vancouver. Popular choices include tiramisu, fruit tarts, and of course macarons! Note that the first set of pictures are taken on a day that is different than the day that I actually bought something in the store. I always have to do some site visit/research first.. 😛
The Pistachio Chocolate Mousse Cake did not have too much pistachio flavour in it, and I wish there were more pistachio chunks at the top. The chocolate mousse was rich but I felt there was something missing to hold the two flavours together. When I eat the top and bottom layer together all I could taste was the rich chocolate mousse. Hearts: 6.7/10
This is the cutest tiramisu that I have seen. The presentation is definitely creative, and adorable. The taste-I felt there was more cream than I would like for a tiramisu. I wished there is more cake layer and liqueur like a regular tiramisu because I like layers of flavours. This one too creamy for me. However, I enjoyed eating it with chocolate, but I wouldn’t order it again when I really wanted tiramisu. Hearts: 6.5/10
I liked the Pistachio & Chocolate Macaron more than the coconut & chocolate macaron. The coconut one was really basically an American macaroon and I did not expect the top layer to be so coconut-y. Hearts: Pistachio & Chocolate, 7.5/10, Coconut & Chocolate, 5/10.
- Good value because the cake is a little bigger and less expensive than other dessert cafes like Giovane and
- I will come back to try other desserts. I heard the blackberry Macaron, triple chocolate mousse and Hazelnut Choux are good!
- If you’re looking to buy a pack of Macarons, Thierry offers good value because their Macarons are big and it’s cheaper than most places
- Come early for the best selection of desserts.
- Thierry’s desserts are not overly sweet so I didn’t have to pair them with coffee.
1059 Alberni Street, Vancouver
-By Jenny Shen, EatWithJenny