Celebrated pastry chef Philippe Conticini opens his first shop in London

Philippe Conticini has landed in London. — Picture via Instagram/Conticini
Philippe Conticini has landed in London. — Picture via Instagram/Conticini

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LONDON, March 5 — Travellers to the British capital now have a new go-to venue to satisfy cravings for Paris-Brest and millefeuille pastries in the city’s ever popular Camden Market. 

In a post for his 474.000 followers on Instagram, Philippe Conticini has delightedly announced that his very first address in London opened on the weekend of February 29 — March 1.

This is not the French pastry genius’s first venture abroad, the man behind Paris’s Pâtisserie des Rêves already has two points of sale in Japan, in the Tokyo districts of Ginza and Shibuya. 

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Cher(e)s ami(e)s, Je voulais prendre quelques minutes ce soir pour dire un grand merci à mon équipe sur Londres qui fait un travail topissime en mon absence. Cette ouverture représente beaucoup pour moi et aussi pour mes équipes en France, un nouveau challenge, un nouveau défi ! Et vous savez que j’adore ça ! Je me languis de venir vous rencontrer ce week-end, à Camden Market, pour l’ouverture officielle de la boutique Croyez-moi, le meilleur reste à venir ! 💫🇬🇧 Je vous embrasse tous, Et, amis Aixois, à demain ! 😉 Dear friends, Tonight, I wanted to thanks my team in London which is doing an amazing job during my absence. This new opening means a lot to me but also to my french team, a new story to write, a new challenge ! And you know how much I love that ! I can't wait to meet you all this weekend, in Camden Market, for the official opening.... Believe me, the best is here to come ! Philippe Conticini. #philippeconticini #conticiniteam #conticini #philippeconticiniuk #philippeconticinilondon #camdenmarket #london #opening #frenchpastry @philippe.conticiniuk @camdenmarketldn

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In London, the new dessert destination is located in the bustling Camden Market district, where offers a wide range of sweet delights, including Conticini’s famed Paris-Brest, macarons, millefeuilles and “câlins gourmand.”

A few months ago in Paris, the former Table d’Anvers chef opened a new bakery shop in the very chic 16th arrondissement, where he is selling a range of breads and viennoiseries such as croissants. 

Not the first pastry chef to cross the Channel, Philippe Conticini will be joining a welter of French dessert and confectionary talent in the British capital: most notably Alain Ducasse, who has outlets in Harrods and the Coal Drops Yard shopping centre; Nina Métayer, who recently opened a bakery in the Mercato Metropolitano; Yann Couvreur who has being doing pop-ups in Harrods; and last but not least, Pierre Hermé who plies his famous macarons in Covent Garden. — AFP-Relaxnews

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