Philippe Conticini has slightly increased his presence in the world of pâtisserie due to the recent opening of “Le Pâtisserie des Rêves” in London, in the Marylebone area. After opening a variety of shops in Paris and then two in Japan, the British capital was next in line. It opened only a few days ago, after months of hard work to get the shop ready, and above all, after guaranteeing a perfectly integrated production line from the workshop in Chiswick to the shop itself. It is this factor which differentiates him from other great Parisian pâtisserie establishments, which have preferred to produce their work in their city of origen and then transport the completed pieces to their shops, which are scattered around the world.
Obviously, “La Pâtisserie des Rêves” in London will display Conticini’s most emblematic desserts in recent years, in other words his most interesting ones, such as his scrumptious updates of timeless classics like the Paris-Brest, the Saint Honoré, chocolate and coffee Eclairs, the tatin or the mile-fuille. Another characteristic aspect of any Conticini establishment, designed together with Thierry Theisser, are the use of white and pink tones and the unmistakable glass jars under which all the desserts are displayed, like fabulous jewels.
The world of children is very important to Phillipe Conticini, who seeks to recover his memories of childhood and express them with intense flavours, true to the spirit of Proust’s madeleine. The French chef is also working with his team in London to develop some traditional English recipes in his own style. For example, Victoria Sponge, scones or carrot cake have been mentioned, among other new creations, all of which will appear in a few short weeks below those glass jars in the London shop.