La Renaissance Ptisserie opens second venue in Sydney

27 July, 2016 by Madeline Woolway

La Renaissance Ptisserie will bring its handmade pastries, cakes, tarts, chocolates, as well as a small caf lunch menu and ptisserie classes to a new location in Waterloo.

The new venue, on the corner of Young and Phillip Streets, will be the second Sydney location for La Renaissance, which has been operating in the city for over 40 years.

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French-trained co-owner and master ptissier Jean-Michel Raynaud crafts an array of colourful and detailed cakes and pastries, along with his team of pastry chefs. Raynaud and La Renaissance were admitted to the prestigious Relais Desserts, an international ptisserie association, last year. La Renaissance is the first and only ptisserie in the Southern Hemisphere to receive this status.

Raynaud and his team create cakes with multiple layers, textures and components, using high quality ingredients, including Valrhona chocolate and imported French butter. Cherry and pistachio tarts, salted caramel macarons, warm apple turnovers and classic shortbreads are all on offer. 

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Two of the most popular options are The Goya, a raspberry mousse line with layers of passionfruit cremeux, almond nougatine and sponge; and the Zulu, a Valrhona chocolate mousse, chocolate salted caramel and chocolate shortbread.

In addition to its ptisserie treats, La Renaissance will offer customers The Little Marionette roasted coffee and a variety of fresh takeaway salads and sandwiches, sausage rolls and pies, all made fresh daily on site, including the pork, fennel and bacon sausage rolls made with 100 percent French butter puff pastry.

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Raynaud will host masterclasses on creating macarons, tarts, shortbread and biscuits. The basic techniques and concepts of French ptisserie are an integral part of each class. Details will be available on the website and in-store.

La Renaissance Waterloo is open 8.30am–5.30pm Monday to Saturday and 9am–4pm Sundays, while La Renaissance at The Rocks is open 8am–6pm daily. 

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