The Patisserie Valerie window is always an eye catcher, and now they have a new menu which promises recipes full of butter it was time to return for a wee visit!
The menu offers a range of breakfast and brunch dishes – favourites like Eggs Benedict make an appearance alongside the classic Three Egg Omelette.
There’a also a selection of light lunches and salads (all on top of the huge selection of cakes and pastries).
Erin enjoyed her first ever Croque Monsieur – grilled bloomer bread was filled with Swiss cheese, a good quality ham, and topped with a thick and cheesy béchamel sauce. On the side she had a portion of the Parmentier Potatoes….because…. carbs.
I had the Halloumi Sandwich – this was presented as an open sandwich with a sweet chilli dip, it was surprisingly satisfying for a simple dish. On the side I attempted to go a bit healthy with a Black Rice & Quinoa Salad – it was good but I would have liked a zestier dressing, the soy & ginger dressing needed a bit more kick.
No visit to a patisserie is complete without cake! I went for an exceedingly light and fluffy Strawberry Gateau which barely touched the sides. Erin had the Baked Cheesecake which was also very light and adorned with a marbled chocolate shard.
We have a lot of great patisseries in Edinburgh which I’d like choose over Patisserie Valerie, however, if you’re in need of a light lunch or a slice of cake, it certainly hits the spot.