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Best French desserts and where to find them

We all have a separate stomach just for desserts.

France is well-known for its amazing, mouth-watering desserts, due to the French techniques that have been passed through generations. The rich flavour that most French desserts encompass is from the large amounts of quality butter used, which makes the foundation of most desserts. Furthermore, the French are experts in whipping up the best custard cream, which led to divine patisseries such as éclairs, crème brûlées and more. To save you time scouring our sunny island for the best French desserts, we have rounded up a few classics and where you can find them!

Bar-A-Thym is founded by French Chef, François Mermilliod, whose passion for food has fuelled his incorporation of French and Asian cooking techniques. While this restaurant is famed for the French Omakase, Bar-A-Thym also whips up amazing desserts — think Pavlova, Opera Chocolate Gateau and, our personal favourite, the Praliné Paris Brest. Available on the à la carte menu, the Praliné Paris Brest features choux pastry with vanilla and praliné crème, topped with toasted hazelnuts.

PAUL is a bakery that needs no introduction. Being in the industry for generations, this bakery holds true to their time-honoured traditions and uses only the best ingredients and methods for baking. Their Dark Chocolate Tart is a crowd-favourite, featuring 70% guanaja chocolate from Valrhona and a flaky, melt-in-your-mouth tart shell.

Merci Marcel has been making heads turn on Instagram for their #InstaWorthy cafe ambience. While most head there for brunch or dinner, we highly recommend also staying for desserts. This Apple Pie is no traditional, deep dish pie. Instead, it has a flakey tart crust embedded with caramelised apples, house-made salted caramel and homemade whipped cream. Sweet and slightly salty, this is definitely a good end to any meal.

Got an upcoming party or event to cater for? Or simply itching to send dessert gift boxes to your friends? Trust Luxe Catering to have all your needs met. With a variety of sweet and savoury boxes, you are bound to find something to your liking. We particularly like their Tarts Gift Box Series which includes flavours such as lemon meringue, dark chocolate and more. Keep your eyes peeled for limited edition dessert box drops on their Instagram!

French Shopping, Dining & Lifestyle guide in Singapore