Sunday, September 14, 2008

La Renaissance

La Renaissance is a little quaint French patisserie in The Rocks, Sydney. It has a little courtyard at the back where you can sit and enjoy a croissant or a quiche or their exquisite desserts. FYI - they charge an extra dollar if you decide to eat in rather then take-away.
Two Pies

Adlin and I headed down to La Renaissance one weekday afternoon for lunch. After a good 5 minutes perusing our options we both opted for pies. You can tell a good pie from the ingredients they used and La Renaissance has the freshes herbs, spices and even the meat they used.

Adlin had the special of the day: chilli veal pie. Lots of fresh ingredients in this pie and it wasn't spicy at all. For myself I got the Beef in Burgundy pie. I loved it firstly because the meat was proper meat and not mince. Secondly, the meat was sooo tender that it melts in your mouth. I also loved the flavour / gravy - with the herbs and wine fused together so well that I am just lost for worst to describe it.
Beef in Burgundy Pie

And how can we resist dessert! I got the coffee mousse cake. How can you go wrong with the combination of coffee and chocolate? One of my favourites.
Coffee Mousse Cake

La Renaissance
47 Argyle Street
The Rocks NSW 2000

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