Passion, the latest venture by "La Rose Noire” opened its first shop in June 2012. The name of the shop echoes the lifelong passion of owner Gérard Dubois, a Swiss-born pastry chef, for delivering top-quality products. Here, patrons seeking a traditional French café experience can sit back to savour a crispy oven-to-plate baguette with a rich chocolat chaud, in a homey country cottage décor and the aroma of freshly baked bread.
The shop's star products are crusty sourdough bread and Passion baguette, baked in-house in a traditional stone oven. Both are made exclusively with imported French flour of the highest quality. Besides its best selling bread, Passion offers a full line of trendy as well as all time favourite French pastries. Tangy Tarte au Citron and Mille Feuille with vanilla & salted caramel cream, for example, are well loved by pastry fanciers. Desserts and cup cakes served in dainty ceramic pots are irresistible both for the eyes and the taste buds. Passion’s hand made French macarons in elegant black velvet gift box, distinguish themselves from their peers with hand-painted shells and delicate pâte-de-fruit filling.
The alluring signature drink at Passion is, of course, its thick creamy chocolat chaud. The ritual of letting the raspberry dive into the rich chocolate is a must, as the bitterness of dark chocolate blends perfectly with the fruitiness of the raspberry.
Every deli sandwiches created in the shop is prepared with selective homemade artisan bread made in house. A light evening menu is available for diners graving for casual yet tasty meal. For the health-conscious customers, the salad counter is never lack of choice. All salads, sandwiches, bakeries and pastries are available for take-away and sit-in dining.