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Check out the new L'Éclair de Génie patisserie on Robson before it opens tomorrow (PHOTOS)

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Hanna McLean Apr 28, 2017 3:28 am 5,432

Pastry lovers only need to wait one more day until the doors to the highly-anticipated Robson Street location of L’Éclair de Génie officially open on April 29 at 9 am.

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The 1,380 square-foot space seats 26 comfortably in its chic and vibrant cafe area, which is a delight to the eyes, but something tells us most people will be checking out the drool-worthy éclairs up for grabs – the éclairs for which this iconic brand is famous.

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Originally established in Paris in 2012, this is the patisserie’s first North American location, but it’s one of 25 scattered around the globe in places like Japan, Hong Kong, France, and Italy.

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Citron Yuzu (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

The concept for this spot was established by French pastry chef Christophe Adam, who landed in Vancouver on April 27 to ensure everything was sweet with his new location.

Chef Adam told Daily Hive that in the future, they would potentially look into offering salads and sandwiches out of the Robson Street location, and they are aiming to tweak L’Éclair de Génie to suit the needs of Vancouverites’ lifestyle.

L'Éclair de Génie

Vanilla Pécan (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

While L’Éclair de Génie offers more than 250 flavours, Robson Street will only offer 10 (for now). But the variety is nothing short of amazing:

  • Vanilla Pécan (vanilla cream and caramelized pecan)
  • Framboise Passion (passionfruit cream, raspberry confit, and fresh raspberries)
  • Chocolat Grand Cru (chocolate cream)
  • Vanille Framboise (vanilla cream, raspberry confit fresh raspberries, and white chocolate)
  • Sirop D’érable AKA I LOVE VANCOUVER (maple cream)
  • Matcha Bambou (matcha cream and white chocolate)
  • Praliné Noisette (caramel mascarpone cream, hazelnut praline, and caramelized hazelnuts)
  • Citron Yuzu (lemon yuzu cream and crispy meringue)
  • Caramel Beurre Salé (salted caramel and mascarpone cream)
  • Pistache Framboise (pistachio chantilly, raspberry confit, fresh raspberries, and roasted pistachios)

Each éclair goes for $6.75 a piece, a worthwhile price for a little piece of Paris, if you ask us.

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Chocolat Grand Cru (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

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Vanille Framboise (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

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Framboise Passion (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

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Caramel Beurre Salé (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

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Sirop D’érable (Hanna McLean/Daily Hive)

Other treats available from L’Éclair de Génie include assorted chocolate bonbons for $1.75 each and goodies like croissant rolls and caramelized almonds, dark chocolate-coated dry fruits, and dark chocolate caramels in a jar.

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Patrons can also enjoy coffee, espresso (both hot and iced), and tea.

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L'Éclair de Génie

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People are pretty excited about this new French import, and we have a feeling grabbing a few of these éclairs may become a daily weekly routine.

L'Éclair de Génie

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L’Éclair de Génie

Address: 1210 Robson Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @leclairdegenieca


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Hanna McLean
Hanna is a Staff Food Writer at Daily Hive. She's lived on both coasts and has concluded that pizza tastes great no matter where you're eating it. She loves rap music, craft beer, and she probably has crumbs on her keyboard right now.

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