Artisan Éclairs – Crafted Delectable Treats

Artisan Éclairs – Crafted Delectable Treats

by Trevor July 10, 2016 8 comments
L'Artisan Gourmand

L’Artisan Gourmand is located on the 1st Floor at the Extension side of Al Wadha Mall, Abu Dhabi

L’Artisan Gourmand is a newly opened French kiosk in Al Wahda Mall (Extension), Abu Dhabi, UAE. This kiosk may look tiny, but the decadent eclairs you find behind the glass counter are lighter than air and pack bites of heaven with the most gorgeous custard filling! With a recipe passed down from a Grandmother in the South of France, this kiosk ticks all the right boxes to deliver beautiful looking Éclairs with pure elegance. (It really feels like you are picking up a bag of La Senza, not for me of course).

It's hard to decide which Éclair to pick!

It’s hard to decide which Éclair to pick!

First of all, before we begin, éclairs are my favorite french pastry ever (for the record)! Madeleines come in 2nd place since it pairs so brilliantly with black coffee). An éclair is essentially an oblong choux pastry that’s usually topped with chocolate, icing sugar, etc. Usually, filled with custard, no wait – an oozing creamy vanilla custard, these treats are to-die-for. Why are they awesome? Because they’re bigger versions of profiteroles and they’re just so yum! .

The choice only gets tougher...

The choice only gets tougher…

L’Artisan Gourmand is one that puts a twist on this traditional desert (which you’d usually find at Dunkin’ Donuts). This twist is a result of a range of éclairs from trendy to traditional to unique creations every month. Of course, for the dietary conscious, you do have the option of going for the “minis” which are half the caloric count, but definitely double the temptation.

The kiosk is cute with a light shade of baby blue and the extremely friendly staff are there to help you out with your sugar requirements, just so you know what to expect (Hehe). However, the decadent éclairs are not only for takeaways and consumption at home. They make perfect gifts during times when perfumes and wallets are just not the option anymore.

L'Artisan Gourmand Éclairs are The Perfect Gift for any Occasion!

L’Artisan Gourmand Éclairs are The Perfect Gift for any Occasion!

The éclairs are delicately placed in gorgeous boxes and sat down in handy blue bags. I had the chance of trying out the classics and the minis. All I can say is a gift, especially like this, would definitely put a smile on my face! It was of course hard to eat them, because they were just so “Souvenir-Ready for the Shelf!” (exactly like Lindt’s Easter Bunny). However, I had to…I just had to…

From Left to Right…A Salted Caramel Crunch (must-have!) with a Daim Chocolate flavor, The “Panda-man” creation with marzipan and a Pistachio Éclair which was perfectly creamy with just the right amount of pistachio flavor (must-have!)

L'Artisan Gourmand Éclairs

L’Artisan Gourmand Éclairs

Further, for the minis…Designer Éclairs (with marzipan layers) on either end, a White Flake Éclair that had a very vanilla-passion-fruity flavor and a Macchiato Écliar that was rich in flavors of chocolate and latté (must-have!).

L'Artisan Gourmand Mini Éclairs

L’Artisan Gourmand Mini Éclairs

The kiosk also features a lovely collection of infused teas, for the enthusiast. The collection ranges from classic black and green in addition to the infusions of fruity flavors and teas for Wellness.

Infusion Teas at L'Artisan Gourmand

Infusion Teas at L’Artisan Gourmand

Moreover, L’Artisan Gourmand also launched their creation of the month – Desert Nostalgia (with Dates and Traditional Delicacies)…I am definitely going to try this out!

You can check out their Instagram page for more information on creations of the month as well as competitions! Visit their website at –

L'Artisan Gourmand Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Melissa Cross July 14, 2016 - 10:56 am

This is so great!! Your blog seems very interesting!! I had no idea how awesome eclairs could actually be!!

Trevor July 14, 2016 - 10:59 am

Thanks a lot Melissa!! Glad you found it interesting… Hehe. Oh trust me.. They were beautiful!

Melissa Love July 14, 2016 - 4:08 pm

I haven’t had an eclair in years but that’s all about to change! So many beautiful colours.

Trevor July 14, 2016 - 6:17 pm

Hahaha seriously? Well I’m glad my pictures shall bring you back to éclairs! 😛

Carolyn July 14, 2016 - 4:32 pm

This is awesome! I love how you captured these, they are so detailed and creative!!

Trevor July 14, 2016 - 6:16 pm

Hehe.. Thank you so much Carolyn!

Bec July 15, 2016 - 12:57 pm

Hungry just looking at these!

Trevor July 15, 2016 - 1:09 pm

Hahaha I suggest you order something before you faint of hunger!! 😛


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