at random Bakeries and Patisseries in Paris

Elsa and Ryo spent 4 and a half days in Paris and had many food adventures. This one is focused on the many bakeries and patisseries we visited.

Aux Délices de Paris – our ‘Local’ Bakery

ElsaRyo and Elsa’s sister arrived in Paris and were lucky to find this bakery on their first evening arriving in Paris! The bakery was fairly close to where they were staying and in total they went three times, each time loaded with treats which lasted at least a couple of days and of course on the day they were flying back to the UK, they bought goodies for family/friends.

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Sakana afternoon tea

Pan Asian Afternoon Tea at Sakana [CLOSED]

I heard about Sakana on twitter and was waiting for a good opportunity to try it out. When they announced that they were offering a Pan Asian Afternoon Tea, I jumped at the opportunity to try it out. It was only when I tried to book a table online that I discovered there was a Living Social deal for it: 2 people for £19 or 4 people for £38.

Thus armed with the voucher, we arrive at Sakana with 2 others.

It’s worth noting that every place changes what they put into their Afternoon Tea, and Sakana is no different. Your experience may differ from ours.

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at Byron Hamburgers

I signed up to the Byron Hamburgers mailing list (Byron Burger Club) a while back and was informed when they were opening up a branch in Manchester’s Piccadilly Garden. To celebrate the opening night, they were giving away free tickets on Eventbrite to be released at a set date and time. I only managed to get one ticket, but Byron were happy enough to accept my friend to the table if she was paying. As the ticket entitles you to one burger or main course salad, one while-you-wait, one side and one dessert per person, there was plenty of food to go around! We split the bill, paying only for an extra burger, side and drinks.

There is also another Byron Hamburgers in Manchester on Deansgate and another coming to the Corn Exchange, but this review is for the Piccadilly Garden branch. Our readers should take into account that this was the first time the restaurant is open to the public and thus there might be some teething problems. Our opinions were not affected by the fact the food was free.

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Black sesame and almond snow ice

at Wasabi Dessert Room

The Wasabi Dessert Room is an amazing dessert room for Chinese desserts.  They are located inside two of the three Wasabi Sushi Restaurants in Manchester: China Town (Faulkner Street) and the Quadrangle (Hulme Street), with the latter only serving cold desserts.

This review is about the China Town branch. To get there, once inside the sushi restaurant, simply indicate to the staff that you wish to go to the dessert room, then walk up the flight of stairs in front of you. Note that the Wasabi chain in Manchester is unique to the area and not associated with Wasabi Sushi & Bento.

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