L’Éclair de Génie has officially opened their first location in Canada. It is located on Robson Street in Vancouver. L’Éclair de Génie is a pastry concept started by renowned chef Christophe Adam. Christophe has dedicated the last 14 years to creating a chic snacking version of the French pastry landmark, the éclair, and the store now offers over 250 flavours. L’Éclair de Génie is adored worldwide with 25 boutiques throughout France, Japan, Hong Kong, Italy, and now here in Canada.
They specialize in eye-catching eclairs. There are also other treats and beverages here. I was invited for a sneak peek to try a few different items. Paris-trained, Vancouver-based local chef, Melanie Patricio is behind this magic to keep Christophe Adam’s concept to standard.
This has vanilla cream, raspberry confit, fresh raspberries and white chocolate. Very refreshing with the raspberry on top.
Chocolat Grand Cru
This is filled with chocolate cream inside and topped with chocolate on top. Great for chocolate lovers.
This is stuffed with vanilla cream and topped with caramelized pecans. I really like the vanilla cream in the centre and those crunchy pecans.
This is filled with passionfruit cream, raspberry confit and topped fresh raspberries and a passion fruit jelly.
This eclair is stuffed with raspberry confit, then pistachio chantilly, fresh raspberries and roasted pistachios.
Caramel Beurre Salé
This has salted caramel and mascarpone cream. It’s really delicious and I love the shiny top to this eclair. One of my favourites.
This is stuffed with caramelized mascarpone cream, hazelnut praline and topped with caramelized hazelnuts. So good. I love the contrasting texture of the hazelnuts. I would recommend this too.
This is stuffed with matcha cream and white chocolate. It has a sweet white chocolate that dominates the matcha.
This is made just for their Canadian store and it is stuffed with maple cream and its surprisingly not that sweet at all. A good balance. On top, I <3 Vancouver is written on top.
This has lemon yuzu cream inside and topped with crispy meringue dots.
This is a blend of earl grey, lemon and orange blossom. You can also get this as a hot beverage too.
The detox is a blend of maté, green tea and lemon grass.
If you want something a bit stronger, they have espresso-based beverages. I got a cappuccino with a strong espresso topped with light airy foam. Goes well with eclairs too.
Iced Caffé Latte
They also have iced cold espresso drinks too. With hotter days coming to Vancouver, a good iced beverage perfect for the Summer.
If you aren’t into eclairs, they also have pastries and chocolates.
Overall, the eclairs are delicious. They will costs you between$5.85 – $6.75 depending on which kind you get. The price point is good for a few bites of decadent eclairs. I’m really excited to see L’Éclair de Génie opening up in Vancouver and giving us a taste of Parisian eclairs by chef Christophe Adam.
We rate L’Éclair de Génie Canada:
1210 Robson St, Vancouver