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Jan 13, 2013 10:51 AM

G&G Patisserie - Geraldine the magician

I can't believe this place has been open for 2 and half years and I never heard of it.

G&G Patisserie
1846 Avenue du Mont-Royal Est Montreal, QC H2H 1J1
(514) 439-3854

This place is a caterer to your fantasy and needs than a traditional Patisserie. It's like entering a kitchen. As Geraldine told us she only use fresh ingredients and nothing is made in advance. She has the classics, loves to create and will create your vision also.

The magical looking sweets are on display for your eyes to jump on them. I couldn't wait to try them. There's all kind of shapes and colors. Geraldine is a builder. But what you see will not be the same next time you go there.
It's a made to order place but even though she had many kind on display.

This woman has the word PASSION printed on her forehead.

When I finally tasted one of her creation, the mini Lime Coco tart, I was in heaven. Full of flavors and texture and the balance of sweet was simply awesome. You can order it in a bigger version.

This is my go to place from now on. Yes I'm in Sweet Love. Thank you Geraldine Montreal is lucky that you settled here.

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  1. I've never heard of it either and am now going to check it out. Just Googled it and couldnt find a single review that wasn't 'excellent' or 5 stars. How have I never been there? Any other recs?

    1. I went last summer and I cannot say I fell in love like you! I liked what I had, but nothing was really great. Didn't really like the place too, cold and not really inviting. She sure looks passionate when she's describing her concept and the pastries though, but I don't know, for me there's something missing...

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      1. re: Glaff

        @Graff: Sorry to hear that. I'm curious to know what is missing in your book ?

        The white does the job. It's like entering a Lab. Maybe she should eventually open a Salon de Thé next door but as she said her business is about catering first.

        In my book, her products, the ones I tried, were excellent quality and way above many places I tried in the past.

        Funny I was thinking of patisserie la Casgogne and I never had such a great visual experience looking at their pastries than the one at G&G. Casgogne is still a very good patisserie in my book.

        1. re: maj54us

          The quality of Patisserie Gascogne (at least the one on Marcel Laurin) has gone south whist the prices have gone north. I've had stale millefeuilles, mediocre croissants and find their quality not close compared were when there was only 1 store in Cartierville.

          1. re: RhondaB

            I go to the one on Rue Laurier and never had a problem there. Thanks for the tip on the one on Marcel Laurin.

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        1. Whenever I see a blue cake in a patisserie shop, I run from the place. No matter how good the cake would taste. Cakes with tons of food colouring, do they really look appealing?

          1. I walked by this place a few times but never paid much attention to it. I finally tried two of their tartelettes (the mini lime coco tart you mention and a lemon poppy seed one) and I have to say I just didn't like them at all. The lime coco was subpar for a lime pie and it didn't seem to have any coconut, except for a few shavings on top. The lemon-poppy was just inedible. It tasted of eggs, and bitter at that. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.

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            1. re: alinemramos

              Honestly I'm shocked to hear that.
              It wasn't good or you didn't like it ? A friend of mine hate anything that has lemon in it.

              In my book it's an above par pastry caterer. I will probably stop there this pm since I have customers to see on Mount-Royal.

              1. re: maj54us

                I love my citrus-y desserts but this just didn't do it for me. I'd still rather have the tarte au citron (or the citron revello) from CRémy or the yuzu tartelette at Yuki Bakery.