Mumbai: The patisserie that opened on 1 August will serve in predominantly four categories: pastries, including tarts and macaroons, chocolates, ice creams, with variations like sorbets and ice-cream cakes, and a selection of breads, rolls and croissants.
The good stuff
The patisserie’s first outlet in India is spacious for a takeaway, with sufficient seating for 10. Debailleul also delivers everywhere in the city.
The raspberry tart (Rs350-400) was succulent, the cool pastry offset by a slightly warm fruit. The macaroons (Rs91), which come in four flavours, melt in your mouth. The two chocolates I tried from their elaborate collection, Perpetué (with praline, hazelnuts in 70% dark chocolate) and Princesse (with ganache, raspberry and 70% dark chocolate) were extraordinary.
Macaroons and chocolate mousse at Debailleul, Mumbai.
Debailleul imports everything from Belgium, including the bread (which needs to be used within two days) and cakes, because they feel that’s the only way to maintain quality. What is missing is the smell of fresh warm bread.
The chocolates, which can be bought per piece, cost Rs91 and Rs95. The cakes costRs2,250-3,000 (they come in sizes/portions for 1-10 people).
Debailleul, Memca Sadan, Appasaheb Marathe Road, Prabhadevi, Mumbai. For details, call 9619487395.