L’Éclair de Genie
The éclair ranks amongst France’s most iconic pastries, along with croissants and macarons. And thanks to Christophe Adam, whose 15-year tenure progressed from head pastry chef to executive chef and on to creative director at Fauchon, the éclair has now truly come into its own as an international brand. L’éclair de Génie offers classic and new flavours alongside boxed sets for birthdays, baby showers and other special occasions.
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Brunch and Cake
Unique and sophisticated, Brunch and Cake redefines the concept of brunch food. Come try one of their signature dishes made completely from organic and locally sourced ingredients while sipping on 100% organic coffee and Valrhona chocolate. Take the perfect breakfast instagram at the hottest brunch spot in the city. Although the diverse selectionswill make choosing a dish challenging, no meal will disappoint. The extensive array of options include different dishes such as the quinoa salad, black croissant with smoked salmon and an avocado syringe to classic brunch options such as eggs benedict and pancakes.
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Petra Roasting Co.
Another of Istanbul’s third wave coffee pioneers is Petra Roasting Co. This speciality coffee haven was founded in 2013 by siblings Talisa and Kaan Bergsen: Kaan is head roaster and was a finalist in the World Coffee Roasting Championship held at the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe’s (SCAE) World of Coffee Rimini 2014 event. With such impressive credentials, it comes as no surprise that Petra procures the highest-quality beans from South America and Africa. The good news for those who can’t make it to Petra’s Gayrettepe location inside the Muse Istanbul gallery is that Petra coffee can be enjoyed in an ever-growing list of venues throughout the city, including prominent restaurants such as Lucca, Alancha and Gaspar, as well as its own kiosk open every day inside the Kanyon shopping mall.
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