Newly-opened Septimo Italian Market & Restaurant, located in Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City, has teamed up with Patachou, an upmarket French bakery and patisserie, to open a small shop within the premises.
Septimo owner Paul Lycos' plans are to offer a range of Patachou pastries and petit-fours to customers which they can enjoy post-lunch or dinner, in addition to his small range of desserts on offer from the menu.
Says Lycos: "Our food portions are quite large so often all a diner wants after a big meal is something small but utterly delicious and we thought that if we couldn't make it as good as Patachou then why not make the best available to our diners."
The good news however is that the pastries are also available for those just wanting to drop in for a quick mid-morning or mid-afternoon coffee and a nibble or even to take away.
The range of petit-fours and pastries include: macarons (five different flavours), canelés, tarte Citron, tarte L'Peche, gateaux opera and the divine choux pastry eclairs and much much more.
Says Patachou MD Hugues Panassié: "We are delighted to be part of Septimo and to bring a range of our pastries to Sandton."
Adds Executive Chef Laurent Choukroun: "We hope people will not only order something from the Patachou trolley for dessert after their meal, but that they will also drop in regularly for a coffee and croissant for breakfast - Parisienne-style - or a cappuccino and millefeuille.
Also on offer from the Patachou counter is croissants, pain-au-chocolate and traditional French baguettes. All of these too can be enjoyed in Septimo or purchased to enjoy later at home.
In addition to their Septimo store, Patachou can also be found in Rivonia Village, Parktown North and Kyalami Corner, where they offer a wider range of products including quiches, savoury-filled croissants and baguettes and salads. to eat-in or take away.