When you eat Pizza, are you one of these people who just love to pour on everything from extra mozzarella to a bucketful of olives and wash it all down with a pitcher of beer? Or are you more subtle? A tiny bit of seasoning in the right places purely to enhance the taste of one particular quarter of the dish, beautifully complimented of course, with a glass of Chianti?
And when you take the woman in your life out for the evening, is your idea of romance fish and chips with loads of vinegar eaten with your fingers whilst watching the big match of UEFA Champions League? Or are you a little more refined? Do you meet her with a rose in your hand, escort her to your car and the restaurant of her choice where awaits champagne on ice and a reserved table for two overlooking the Andaman Sea? A delicate 3 course meal with ne’er a hint of beer, followed by…………….. , and complete the sentence.
What about a surprise for your goddess with a visit to Royal Phuket Marina and ‘Les Anges’. Here you can totally wreck her diet with a selection of cakes and chocolates that are simply as divine as is she. Finish the evening with another glass of champagne with strawberry mousse or, if you think you will need our senses at peak performance for the rest of the night, maybe coffee and biscotti. (But get there before it closes at 10pm.)
Les Anges Patisserie was established in 2005 to cater to not only the residents of the marina but also to those people working and/or residing in Phuket who appreciate the finer things in life. The style of the patisserie is a representation of a love of all the arts, and the décor is in the style of Art Nouveau. In particular, the influence of Alphonse Mucha, predominantly in his Parisian period, is very much in evidence.
But it is not just a place to wind up the perfect evening. The range of freshly baked bread, cakes, cookies, sandwiches and salads make Les Anges an enchanting place at any time of day.
The owner/manager of Les Anges is Peter Webber who started his career in London at the renowned Inn on the Park in 1984, followed by the even more distinguished Savoy. Succumbing to the lure of the East, he moved to Bangkok and was no less than the Chef Patisserie at the famous Oriental Hotel for a period of 12 years.
Upon the opening, Peter was given the opportunity to show off is talents in a joint venture with Gulu Lalvani, the developer of the entire project. Now, he is now firmly ensconced in Phuket and running one of the finest patisseries on the island. As you can imagine from his background, he demands and achieves the highest standards and this excellence is apparent in the demeanor and service of his staff.
“Les Anges Patisserie is the Angels Bakery.” Explained Peter as we sat on the boardwalk sipping hot Latte coffee. “I think Patisseries are almost an essential part of living. When visiting friends, at weddings, on Valentines Day, or on many other occasions, we turn to cakes and sweet things to give as presents. We love to spoil the ones we love, and what more romantic way than with a delicious sweet profiterole?
“I love Rum Baba; it tastes absolutely gorgeous.” He concluded, but unluckily for us, on the day we chose to visit, he did not have any Rum Baba for us to sample (he’d probably scoffed the lot before we got there). Never mind we thought, there are always the other things in life like love, romance, and passion. But how much more complete they are with a first class patisserie in which to indulge them.
at Royal Phuket Marina
68 Moo 2, Thepkasattri Road, Kohkaew, Muang, Phuket 83200. Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 76 360 803
Fax: +66 (0) 76 360 805
Mobile: +66 (0) 81 968 0738