If you are in Paris for Maison et Objet, Boca do Lobo wants to suggest the perfect place for your breakfast. In the land of sweet tooths and toothsome sweets, where names like Pierre Herme and Jean Paul Hévin share the limelight with Hermès and Gaultier, and there’s a good pâtisserie on every second corner, it takes a lot to get Paris’s gastro savants in a tongue twist.
That’s what Hugues Pouget, former Guy Savoy pastry chef, has done though with his cake and choc shop, Hugo & Victor, in a super styley black n’ svelte gem in St. Germain with glass cabinets showcasing tasty morsels as if they were the Crown Jewels. Hugo et Victor is an ultra-modern luxury chocolate shop and pâtisserie on the Left Bank.
Up for indulgence are the traditional croissants and brioche, but the real stars are the tarts, cakes and chocolates, which are whipped up according to a set of permanent and seasonally changing ingredients.
With subtle yet enticing flaves that linger on your tongue, these sweet thrills are stunning both inside and out.
Here’s how it works: The three fixed flavours are chocolate, vanilla and caramel, while the five seasonal flavours can range from strawberry to blood orange to hazelnut.
These eight ingredients are then turned into three different types of treats consisting of creations called the ‘Victor’ which personifies the traditional cake, the ‘Hugo’ which reflects a more modern take on pastry and lastly, the flavours are infused into melt-in-your-mouth chocolates.
A sample from the menu includes a Hugo of strawberry juice and marmalade crumble with julienned fresh lemon thyme and lemon meringue and a Victor of carmelized millefeuille with strawberry mousse with julienned strawberry.
As if that wasn’t enough, if you’re eating in, the in-house sommelier will suggest a bottle of wine for the perfect pairing for your sinful goodies. So you can say goodbye catwalk and hello cakewalk.