Foret Noire Patisserie is a cake and pastry cafe on Broadway close to the Broadway City Hall station. I had actually visited Foret Noire Patisserie last month but they also invited me to come in to try some of their cakes as well. This post is a combination of both visits.
The following two cakes were complimentary. We tried the Broadway, which had a chocolate biscuit at the bottom, Valrhona chocolate mousse, chocolate crumble, chocolate glaze and vanilla creme brule in the centre. If you’re a fan of chocolate, then this would be perfect for you! It was rich and decadent.
The smooth vanilla creme brule in the centre tasted slightly colder than the mousse so it was refreshing break from all the chocolate.
I also chose the Salted Caramel Tart with chocolate sweet dough, salty caramel cremeux, Caraibe Valrhona chocolate cremeux, Dulcey whipping ganache and caramel toffee bits. In comparison to the Broadway, this did not seem as rich and it was only mildly salty. I enjoyed all the layers of the tart but I felt that the tart shell was not buttery enough or it seemed a bit dense. Perhaps this helps it hold everything together?
We ordered a Mocha (not complimentary) and it was probably not a good idea since we had so much chocolate from the Broadway. The mocha seemed fairly standard and had a strong aroma of cocoa from the cocoa powder sprinkled on top.
From my previous visit, I tried the Mango Pannacotta with vanilla rice pudding, vanilla sable and fresh mangos with lime. I don’t think pannacotta is usually served or presented like this. It was more like…a pudding and the rice pudding definitely added some interesting textures to it. The mango flavour was good though.
For the Raspberry Tart, it had the same tart shell as the Salted Caramel Tart and was filled with a vanilla custard or cream and topped with fresh raspberries. I feel like there could’ve been more vanilla custard but there were plenty of fresh raspberries.
The Matcha Frappe was WAY too icy and didn’t have much matcha flavour but they had made extra so they basically gave us two cups! I would skip this next time and you can just ask for water.
Lastly we tried the Sacher which had mousseline chocolate sponge, Caraibe chocolate whipped ganache and apricot compote. I like that it was paired with apricot since I don’t see that often. It was not too sweet and if the Broadway is too intense for you, this would be a good choice.
The cakes we tried at Foret Noire Patisserie were good but nothing in particular blew me away. The bright and modern cafe is a nice place to hang out and it’s a great addition to the Broadway area. They also serve macarons and croissants and they have a selection of packaged treats and chocolate that you can buy. I would be interested in trying some of their croissants next time.