The last few weeks have been a little bit overwhelming; feeling out of sorts and full of cold. Fed up of feeling sorry for myself, I ventured to the new Patisserie Valerie, to pick up a little treat to cheer myself up.
As you can imagine, the biggest problem I had was choice. I knew that I wanted something to take away, rather than sit in the cafe, which looked very pretty.
Upon entering Patisserie Valerie I walked to the counter to peruse their delicious looking cakes. Whilst pondering my choices, a lady behind the counter approached me asking what I would like. I explained my dilemma and she very pleasantly talked me through the delights of each cake and tart to me. I decided on the Tarte au fraises. It looked delicious. The lovely lady asked if I would like it boxed with a pretty ribbon, of course I said yes, with a big smile. She then asked if I had every tried the tarte before, to which I replied, 'No' and she suggested that upon my return I should let her know what my thoughts were. Truthfully, just the mere look of it was enough.
On a day when I wasn't feeling too great, the lady in Patisserie Valerie helped me to feel much better. I will return to let her know how it was.... delicious by the way.... and maybe sample another cake or gateaux. For now, I am just grateful for the unexpected, pleasant encounter that I experienced that day. It cheered me up no end..... and so did the tarte.
I would highly recommend that if you were in the area, you should check it out. I hope to return soon with my girlfriends for a little afternoon tea and sample some more delights.
Love Sarah XOXO