If you are a serious eater with dietary requirements living in Casablanca, Fatine Rahhou‘s ROSE LEON is the place to be. Her new bakery offers a dedicated gluten free palette, one of the few places where you can melt in the gazzeling flavour of pistachios and mangos or drown in the sweet coconut and pineapple combo and the good part is that your belly could handle enough more to cross the apple-amlou pastry off your list. Sweet & light; this is how I label it!
Lucky me, I was invited last tuesday for the official openning of ROSE LEON! First, we took a dive right into choux pastry while showing tips and tricks on making ” Le Paris Brest Classique” with its fancy Mousseline Cream.
Richard Hawke, an australian chef who lived in France introduced the hidden secrets of making choux pastry and its endless possibilities. For a newbie like me, I was fascinated by how ridiculously easy it seems…. I will surely speak about this experience later on the blog!
ROSE LEON: What to expect?
Exquisite dessert, elegant, unique and rich, yet not too heavy on your taste. Fatine Rahhou along side with Richard Hawke worked hand in hand to create a combination of unexpected flavours… Clearly demonstrating their knowledge and reflecting the experience they gained through the years.
The anti-gluten and eco-friendly mission statement of the boutique brings the moral value behind this project! And we can’t be more thrilled to try their pastries that mix the French Tradition adding a touch of local flavours such as Amlou.
The shops have 7-10 flavors of sweet treats, depending on seasonal products and the evolution of the boutique. They also serve other types of pastries, from croissants to quiche and other viennoiserie pastries…
If I had to choose, I would stick to their festive desserts including Rose d’IDA; a Mousse cake with a raspberry jelly inside and rose flavored mousse. Le Chiraz; a wonderful dessert that combines a mildly sweet mango jelly with a refreshing pistachio mousse. Le pomme d’Amlou, a downright tribute to fresh flavour combinations; a layer of almond biscuit and an Argan cream topped with praline gannache. L’aurore; the giner-lemon tart.
But, I must say that 2 desserts caught my attention: Le Mascareigne; or the dessert’s incarnation of pinacolada, it’s light and balances a sweet and tart fruit flavor taking us all together in a tropical trip of juicy spiced pineapple, and coconut. And the Néroli Divin; so divin and deliciously airy cream puffs filled with a heavenly smooth almond praline and orange compote.
As for the prices, all the menu items are reasonably priced for such good quality… Starting at 20 Dhs! Worth the drive and the price.
- Website: https://www.roseleon.com/
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RoseLeonPatisserie/
- Address: 234 avenue de Bourgogne, Casablanca