Yesterday I tasted these: patisseries Lionel Raux from Bayonne
Yesterday my friend Karin originally from Paolo Alto and her friend Marc from Belgium invited me and my son over for dinner.
Apart from the delicious olive and lemon marinated chicken Karin made for us, Marc had gone to Bayonne to get us desert and I just had to mention these cakes to you, to share and in case you get to go!
Marc went to Raux in Bayonne, the local chocolatier and patissier in the centre of Bayonne, Basque Country. They are open nearly every day and all the locals go there for their cakes!
In the box lay 3 beautiful Baba au Rhum, basically some really moist sponge cakes with a vanilla cream base. These are normally coved and filled with Rum but here the they actually give you a little plastic seringe filled with Rum so you can dowse it yourself so the taste is still totally fresh. You can even go without if you want (although it would be such a shame…).
The Raspberry tart was gorgeous and filled with Crème Pâtissière (a type of thick vanilla cream) and so was the Pear tart. My son absolutely loved te Chocolate Layered Cake which was made of alternate leaves of light and dark chocolate and mousse in between. It went down a treat!
Followed by a nice coffee, decaf for dinner and the company of my very good friends.