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Posted December 24, 2010 by Jennifer Lam (Jenius) in Bakery
 
 

La Banette Patisserie Boulangerie

There’s so much to love about this relatively new addition to Glebe – the stunning Provençal decor, the aroma of just baked goodies, the baskets and wooden shelves of breads and rustic baguettes and the stunning display of delectable tarts, meringues and pastries.

Stepping into La Banette Patisserie Boulangerie is exactly like stepping into France, and to complete the scene, as I’m savouring a ratatouille quiche… two pigeons wander in. How Parisian!

La Banette Patisserie, Glebe

Close up of patisserie at La Banette in Glebe Sydney

The ratatouille quiche is beautiful flaky pastry loaded with chunks of eggplant, zucchini, capsicum and baked beneath a thick tomato sauce. It’s a more satisfying way of eating the stew.
La Banette Patisserie - ratatouille tart

On a different day, I also grab the strawberry mille feuille and almond meringue to takeaway.

This is what the mille feuille looked like after surviving a short bus ride home –

La Banette Patisserie - strawberry mille feuille

The three layers of puff pastry were spectacularly light, flaky and buttery, in between were slices of fresh strawberries on clouds of lusciously thick cream. I would have preferred the cream to be a little less sweet but maybe this slice was not meant to be for my own sole consumption. It was too good to share…

The meringue was a better travel companion and  barely crumbled during the journey. The fabulous nutty crunch served as an indulgent afternoon treat that day.

La Banette Patisserie - almond meringue

La Banette Patisserie

How exciting that I have Victorie and Zumbo in walking distance and a foodie haven like La Banette just a short bus trip away.

 

La Banette Patisserie Boulangerie
18 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW
Phone: (02) 8095 9688

Also at:
28 Avalon Parade, Avalon NSW
Phone: (02) 9918 2948

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Jennifer Lam (Jenius)

 
Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.