Chef Pannier Unveils New Masterpieces At The Mandarin Cake Shop

The epitome of luxury and gastronomy in the heart of KL, is delighted to present a range of enticing new creations at the Mandarin Cake Shop, led by Executive Pastry Chef, Kevin Pannier.

Chef Pannier is a classically trained French Pastry Chef with over 18 years of experience, excelling in creating flavours that showcase a balance of flavours using a variety of ingredients to ensure the perfect bite of cake. Having begun his passion for pastries in his kitchen, helping his parents prepare decadent desserts with traditional French techniques.

Chef Pannier has curated an enticing menu of new creations that showcase his passion for blending flavours and textures in the most delightful way. Among the highlights are:

Vanilla Strawberry St Honoré: Inspired by Rue Saint Honore, where Mandarin Oriental Paris is located, this cake features a flaky caramelised puff pastry crust, choux pastry studded with crumble, Tahitian vanilla cream topped with homegrown Cameron Highland Chitose strawberries. It is also one of the most popular desserts in France.

Paris Nice: An alliance between chocolate and milk, this dessert is made with dacquoise biscuit with crunchy hazelnuts, crisp hazelnuts, thin wafers of milk chocolate, dark chocolate cream, and milk chocolate Chantilly

Kalamansi Pie: True to the flavours of Malaysia, the Kalamansi Pie has a sweet thin crust, dacquoise biscuit with crunchy hazelnuts, kalamansi cream, citrus gel.

Chocolate Heritage: A layer of chocolate cake made with Malaysian house-made chocolate cremeux, cocoa nibs crisp & 70% dark chocolate bavaroise. The cocoa used is locally and sustainably sourced from Pahang, Malaysia.

Chef Pannier said, “My approach to cakes always begins with a combination of flavours. To me, flavour is what people remember. Delicious cakes always tend to leave a lasting impression, which is why to me that is the most important. These cakes are just the first of many creations that will be featured at the Mandarin Cake Shop here in Kuala Lumpur. I hope to continue to innovate with the team here and produce many wonderful delights for our guests and customers.”

Guests will be able to indulge in these masterful creations available exclusively at The Mandarin Cake Shop, which will also feature a selection of gluten-free and vegan options, ensuring that every guest can savour the exquisite tastes.

Executive Chef Gerald Genson said, “We are delighted to welcome Chef Pannier to our culinary team. His exceptional skills and creative flair align perfectly with our commitment to providing the finest dining experiences to our guests. With Chef Pannier’s expertise, we are confident that our cake shop will become a hotspot for connoisseurs of exquisite desserts.”

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