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Nugateau Éclairs opens in Holt Renfrew Yorkdale

June 8, 2016
By Doug Picklyk

Toronto – Artisan éclair pastry shop and café, Nugateau Éclairs Etcetera, Toronto’s first eclair-only bakery, has opened its a satellite location at Holt Renfrew Yorkdale. The in-store site is a follow-up to the patisserie’s first location on Queen Street West in Toronto which opened in December 2015.

“We are so pleased to be working with the incredible team at Holt Renfrew and bring our hand-crafted éclairs to a wider audience,” said pastry chef Atul Palghadmal, in a company release. “Our second satellite location allows us to fulfill our vision for Nugateau, and sprinkle some Parisian decadence into everyone’s lives.”
The opening at Holt Renfrew Yorkdale follows the launch of the café’s recent spring/summer menu announcement, which includes 12 new flavours including:

  • Annabelle (whipped zéphyr pistachio ganache, strawberry mint compote, fresh strawberries)
  • Apricot Saffron (apricot cremeux with Spanish saffron)
  • Banana Caramel (caramelized banana cremeux with hint of lime)
  • Lemon Kalamansi Meringue (lemon kalamansi cream with torched meringue on top)
  • Mango Violet (tropical mango cremeux with violet petals)
  • Mont Tremblant (70% single origin dark chocolate mousse, whipped praline ganache, hazelnut praline grains)
  • Raspberry Rose (whipped raspberry rose ganache and vanilla mascarpone, raspberry rose and lychee compote)
  • Red Rocket (red velvet éclair filled with white chocolate cream, raspberry compote and chocolate garnish resembling a streetcar)
  • St.Domingue (64% dark chocolate cream, dark chocolate glaze)
  • Summer Berry (mixed berry cremeux composed of blackberry, raspberry, strawberry and blueberry)
  • Vanilla Jasmine (tahitian vanilla cream, scented with jasmine buds and vanilla glaze)
  • and Pîna Colada (caramelized pineapple rum and coconut cremeux, white chocolate coconut tuile, pineapple pearls and a cherry on top)

In addition to the recent opening and the new menu, Nugateau will be celebrating national chocolate eclair day on Wednesday, June 22nd. The café will be offering up free chocolate éclairs (max 1 per customer) and a free coffee beverage to the first 50 customers that day at their original location on Queen and Tecumseth.


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