Think 'eclair', and tomatoes, veggies and cheese probably aren't what spring to mind. But London patisserie Maître Choux is branching out from its usual sweet options, with a new savoury range.
Known for its Instagram-worthy fruit and chocolate flavoured pastries, the small chain of cafes has added four savoury eclairs to its menu, while removing its sandwich platter... which we take as a signal that eclairs are the new sarnies.
They were created by the company's founding chef Joakim Prat, who's blurred the line between sweet and savoury. He uses the same delicate choux pastry, this time filling it with various flavoured creams, and topping it with savoury bites.
The four new flavours are:
- Double tomato and feta, filled with sundried tomatoes and feta cream
- Crunchy spring vegetable, topped with slices of carrot, broccoli and cauliflower, filled with a smooth earl grey and carrot puree
- Smoked salmon, yuzu cream cheese and avocado, topped with smoked salmon with flecks of yuzu cream cheese and chives
- Chicken mayo and avocado, filled with avocado puree and topped with marinated roasted chicken and parmesan.
Savoury eclairs are available at all Maître Choux branches (South Kensington, Soho, Fortnum & Mason, Chelsea and Bicester Village in Oxford) now, priced at £5 to take away or £6 to eat in.