This luxury contemporary patisserie maybe hidden in Parnell, but it is so well-known for their spectacular pastries, dessert lovers like my friends and I will find any opportunity to stop by. The limited opening hour, scanty carparks and maze-like roads in Parnell can’t deter us!
We dropped by after our lunch at Rosie recently, to get our dose of sugar. Being overwhelmed by all the beautifully crafted desserts, it was hard to pick just one but lucky I went with two other friends so we decided to ‘share’. The chou-chou came highly recommended by a friend who recently visited and her constant praise tickled our interest. A combination of crunchy toffee caramel buttons on top of light caramel cream profiteroles, brownie base and chocolate caramel mousse; we split this into three and devoured it in one single bite.
The Millefeuille made with flaky puff pastry layered with vanilla pastry cream is not only gorgeous, it was delicate and heavenly. Just the right amount of sweetness.
The Grenada is made with 65% chocolate mousse, Dulce de Leche cream and a praline malt base, this is one luscious dessert! This high cocoa percentage means that it has a faint bitterness and the different textures including the crunchy base was superb.
Vaniyé is hands down, the best patisserie in Auckland and you have to try their showcase desserts. If you don’t have a sweet tooth (?!), stop by anyway to pick up their crossiants and baguettes. They also do cakes, tarts and macarons. Not to sound like a crazy fan, but their macarons is comparable to the ones I’ve tried in Paris (Pierre Herme and Laduree).
Vaniyé | Location: 1/7 Windsor Street, Parnell | Food: Patisserie
You can read my first review of Vaniye here.