(This story is sponsored by Le Cassis.)
Mouthwatering croissants, tangy lemon tarts, and chocolate ganache tartlettes are only a few of the treats found on the plates of those visiting Le Cassis patisserie.
The charming French patisserie gives British high tea an update by serving modern creations made by traditional techniques. In April 2019, Mo Soltan and chef Hoda Shoghi opened the café to share their love for French-inspired desserts with the people of Vancouver. Through international travel, the two found themselves deeply inspired by unique dining experiences, flavours, and presentation.
At Le Cassis, three-tier stands are decorated with a selection of sweets and savouries, setting the ambiance for visiting guests. Often presented on these stands are scones with sweet berry preserves, and blinis (a Ukrainian pancake) topped with fresh smoked salmon and rich cream cheese. All are placed alongside a guest favourite—handcrafted macarons.
The restaurant offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options, along with a high tea menu for children. The inclusive selection of fine foods makes the patisserie friendly for all.
For those wanting to continue their love affair with macarons, boxes filled with the pétit French cookie can be taken home. Le Cassis visitors may order cakes topped with colourful meringues, macarons, flowers, and other bite-sized goodies. The cakes can be baked in the shape of any number or letter, making them perfect for birthday, engagement or graduation parties.
Le Cassis can also provide catering for large corporate events, parties, and conferences by delivering sweet and savoury canapés as well as macaron stands.
The café serves individual pastries, sandwiches, and coffees, which are available to-go. This is a convenient option for people with a sweet tooth but who are short on time.
Additionally, the Yaletown patisserie offers private and group cooking classes, all led by chef Hoda Shoghi. With Le Cordon Bleu training and experience cooking alongside Michelin-starred chefs, Shoghi makes for an impressive teacher. Individuals taking her classes quickly develop the same passion for natural ingredients and internationally inspired cuisine.
Adults can enjoy the high tea experience for $42 on weekends and $39 on weekdays. Children are able to order from the kids menu for $25.