My family went to cake heaven. There’s no other way to describe the experience. We love cakes and pastries and we have learned to be very discriminating. Until last night, we were huge fans of Gene Gonzalez’s Cafe Ysabel cakes and the delectable concoctions of Conti’s. We still are, actually. But I have to say that they are no longer on top of my personal favorites. Bizu Patisserie has now taken the top spot.
My goodness! Such wonderful, wonderful works of art… For that was what they were—works of art. They looked so beautiful that my 14-year-old daughter, Sam, said she did not want to eat what she ordered. If she hadn’t, she would have missed the best part of all. The cakes tasted much, much better than they looked.
Okay, I won’t sugarcoat the prices. They were rather expensive but not unaffordable. My policy is that I am willing to pay premium price if the quality of the product justifies it. In the case of Bizu, I didn’t regret paying so much.
We ordered two cakes and two tarts and shared everything so that we were able to sample all four.
Above, the fresh mango chiboust that my 13-year-old daughter Alex ordered (she’s a mango addict). I must say it was the best among the four. A very, very light cheesecake that really melts in your mouth.
The tarte aux pommes (apple tart made with caramelized Granny Smith apples) that I ordered (above) was the least I liked. Not that it was bad. It was great. It just sort of paled in comparison with the others.
The second best among the four was the tarte aux citron (lemon tart) which I chose for Speedy. A sweet and tangy curd inside a super light shell.
Finally, there was Sam’s choice. She wanted the Sophia (above) because she liked the way it looked. When the attendant informed her that it was sugarless (Spenda was used), I thought she would change her mind and order something else. She didn’t. She ordered it anyway. Sophia is made with coffee liqueur between layers of vanilla sponge and mascarpone cheese.
Speedy and I ordered cappuccinos; Alex had a cup of cafe aux lait; Sam was too busy taking photos of her Sophia to care about coffee.
The bill was a little over PhP 930.00. The tarte aux pommes and tarte aux citron were very reasonably priced at PhP 85.00. The two cakes were rather pricey though. The fresh mango chiboust was PhP 165.00, I think, while the Sophia was PhP 175.00. Or was it PhP 175.00 and PhP 185.00, respectively? Well, somewhere thereabouts.
The coffee was nothing extraordinary. But the desserts were to die for.