24 Nov 2023 By May Ng

Pâtisserie Millefeuille Brings the Parisian Spirit to Central, Hong Kong

Every bite offered at Pâtisserie Millefeuille is a journey through French culture, history, and the exemplary craftsmanship of a master pastry chef, a testament to Chef Lionel’s unwavering dedication to his craft.
Open from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11.30am to 7.30pm, this Parisian enclave also offers dog-friendly al fresco dining. Pâtisserie Millefeuille is located at 16A Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong. Tel: +852 9317 1023. For more information and updates, you can visit www.patisseriemillefeuille.com or join Pâtisserie Millefeuille on Instagram @patisseriemillefeuille.

Hong Kong’s bustling Soho district welcomes a touch of Parisian elegance with Pâtisserie Millefeuille, which recently opened its doors on Staunton Street. Led by the illustrious Pastry Chef Lionel Bodros, this traditional pâtisserie has quickly become a destination for authentic French pastry connoisseurs.

With a rich background in haute cuisine, Chef Lionel has journeyed from the streets of Paris to the esteemed Michelin-starred kitchens of Tokyo, Saipan, and beyond, garnering accolades like “Pastry Chef of the Year 2010/2011” in Greece. His arrival in the dynamic heart of Hong Kong marks a continuation of this journey, underscoring his mission to impart the true essence of French pastry-making. Pâtisserie Millefeuille stands as more than just a bakery; it is a vibrant venue that offers a genuine taste of French culture and the joy of meticulously crafted desserts, each embodying Chef Lionel’s passion and expertise.

“In the realm of French pastry, the millefeuille is revered for its delicate layers and exquisite flavours. It symbolises the epitome of culinary craftsmanship and artistic flair,” says Chef Lionel. “Pâtisserie Millefeuille embodies this spirit. Every pastry we create is a reflection of our unwavering commitment to the art, freshly prepared each day to offer our patrons the ultimate in taste and quality.”

Signature Pastries and Savoury Delights at Pâtisserie Millefeuille

Pâtisserie Millefeuille’s pièce de résistance is its range of Signature Mini Millefeuilles, perfected over the years by Chef Lionel, available in four exquisite varieties, each offering a unique taste experience. The Vanilla Hazelnut combines smooth mascarpone Tahiti vanilla cream with homemade hazelnut praline, layered between crispy puff pastry, offering an exotic richness with a delightful contrast in textures. The Vanilla Caramel is a dream for those with a sweet tooth, featuring light, crispy puff pastry with mascarpone Tahiti vanilla cream and soft caramel, topped with caramel cream for a gooey, indulgent treat. For a nutty and fruity blend, the Pistachio Raspberries Millefeuille features mascarpone pistachio cream and fresh raspberries between crisp puff pastry layers, creating a harmonious fusion with a tartness that balances the richness. The Chocolate Dream Millefeuille is perfect for chocolate enthusiasts, offering luxurious Valrhona Guanaja 70% chocolate cream layered between crispy puff pastry, for a rich and sophisticated experience. Adding to the collection is the Savoury Millefeuille, featuring hand-sliced smoked salmon and caviar, a true indulgence for the palate. For those looking to celebrate special occasions, customers can pre-order a large celebration millefeuille cake measuring 17cm which is prepared on the day of pick-up to guarantee the utmost freshness and quality, ensuring that every bite is as perfect as the occasion it honours.

Beyond millefeuilles, the pâtisserie offers a variety of petit gateaux. The Mont Blanc is a classic French dessert combining chestnut vermicelli, Tahiti vanilla chantilly, chestnut confit, and almond meringue, with a unique texture and a subtle yet complex profile. The Lemon Tart is zesty and made with a sugar dough hazelnut biscuit base, confit lemon, lemon cream, fresh lemon, and lemon zest, delivering a range of citrus notes, from sweet to tangy, balanced on a nutty, crunchy base. The menu also includes traditional Bordeaux canelés with a unique texture and subtle rum essence, financiers made with almond powder and brun butter for a nutty taste and moist texture, and classic Madeleines and a range of French cookies meticulously crafted and packaged for gifting or special occasions. These elegant creations not only encapsulate the essence of French pâtisserie but also make perfect presents for loved ones.

The savoury selection is equally impressive. The Morbier Truffle Ham Sandwich combines creamy Morbier cheese with luxurious truffle ham, paired with Isigny butter on soft bread, for a refined gourmet experience. The Tuna Egg and Avocado Sandwich combines white Bonito tuna from Spain, black olives from Italy, Japanese egg, homemade mayonnaise, and ciabatta bread for a sophisticated taste. The Sriracha Chicken Sandwich, with homemade sriracha mayonnaise, roasted chicken breast, tomato, and ciabatta bread, delivers a bold profile with a spicy kick. The Smoked Salmon Sandwich, a luxurious take on the classic, features hand-sliced smoked salmon from Norway with lemon cream cheese on a croissant bun, and has an added option of caviar for an even more indulgent experience.

In addition to its regular offerings, Pâtisserie Millefeuille warmly welcomes corporate and catering orders, accommodating pastry and dessert requests with just 1-2 days’ notice. This service provides a convenient option for businesses and event planners seeking premium quality pastries and desserts for their special occasions.