Here's a cheat sheet for Sydney sweet tooths. If you want to eat the fabulous creations of pastry chef Yves Scherrer (ex est, Sokyo, Berowra Waters Inn etc etc) but don't want to sit through a restaurant meal of savoury to get to your intended destination, Scherrer is opening a pastry shop, Madame & Yves, next week in Clovelly.
His gluten-free orange and chocolate cake from est. will be on the menu, along with the salted caramel eclairs and pineapple and yoghurt sorbet (Ananas).
"I'll also do the toasted sesame ice-cream from my time at Sake," Scherrer says.
The pastry chef has snapped up Clovelly Road stalwart Sweet Kiss after taking some time out to coach the Australian team at the World Pastry Cup, where they placed higher than fancied rivals including Belgium. The chef decided not to return to restaurant kitchens.
"When you work for someone else, no matter how much respect and freedom they give you, your style and vision can only be realised within their pre-existing frame, and you do outgrow that at some point and really need to express your own philosophy beyond just the product you're producing," he says.
"You start also thinking about the context that they are experiencing your dessert in, and all the things their senses are taking in that impact their experience with what they are tasting."
Expect to see some fancy pastries and ice-cream on the concrete at Cloey this summer.