"After 35 years of operating La Renaissance Patisserie,
the Charkos family have continued their culinary tradition by establishing Baroque.
Like the artistic style prevalent in 16th Century Europe, the food is characterised by
dynamic movement, overt emotion and self-confident rhetoric.
A classic French bistro providing affordable dining at The Rocks and you can view the desserts being handmade on-site in an open plan pastry kitchen! I love the fact that it is a nice place to eat, drink and relax for almost any occasion. Taking a trip down memory lane, I must thank Bee for my discovery of Baroque. During a discussion with him about macarons (or more precisely, grieving about the absence of Ladurée in Sydney), he informed me that I can take comfort in the meantime from macarons at La Renaissance. We headed there immediately, but opted for Baroque instead to sit down for a catch up. Bee had previously worked at Sailor's Thai and was well acquainted with Olivier, so we ended up receiving our meal complementary- with macarons to take away as well! A delightful first experience, which has reminded me to visit Baroque time and time again.
Three tastings, with
Three as company, on
Three separate occasions (ok, maybe more than three- but it fits the poem!),
call for One place:
ONCE: Lunch with the Family
Poached Eggs, Grilled Mushroom, Bacon, Champ Potato on a Toasted Baguette
TWICE: Brunch with the Girls
French Style Toast, Ham, Gruyère Cheese, Soft Boiled Egg served with a Mini Mixed Leaf Salad and Chips
Drizzle of Olive Oil, Sea Salt Flakes and Cracked Pepper
Salad of Butternut Pumpkin
Hazelnuts, Nasturtium, Goats Curd, Mushroom Ash
Lamb Feet Salad
with Caramelised Walnuts
Violet Macaron with added Sparkle
THRICE: Afternoon tea on my dayoff to relax & plan for the week ahead
Selection of Macarons (Dark Chocolate, Coffee & Pistachio) with Skim Latte
But I assure you, once you eat one they become very addictive. So it is only natural to succumb to temptation and purchase one box (or maybe even two) of macarons for your friends to taste every flavour!!
P.s. A little secret for those who just want to sample one macaron. Upon request, macarons may be sold individually in cute cube-shaped boxes!*