À propos des chefs / About the chefs

Pâtissière et chocolatière formée à l’ITHQ, puis à la pâtisserie La Gascogne, où elle a perfectionné sa technique pendant de nombreuses années, Ngoc est une pâtissière dans l’âme depuis sa tendre enfance. Il ne fait aucun doute que sa passion se révèle dans les petits trésors qu’elle prépare avec une attention plus que particulière. Par ailleurs, les pâtisseries traditionnelles (et ô que prétentieuses et pointues) ne l’intéressent pas; elle préfère celles qui font vivre et revivre des émotions et des souvenirs, soit les pâtisseries « réconfort ». Autrement dit, celles qui auront toujours une petite place au chaud dans notre cœur…🙂

Chef pâtissier français endurci exilé au Québec et devenu maître glacier par pur hasard, puis designer d’intérieur (!), Vincent a toujours des dizaines de projets en tête. Et le pire, c’est qu’il arrive à les réaliser! Persévérant, aventurier, perfectionniste et un brin chialeux (ah, les Français!), il fonce et défonce jusqu’à ce qu’il se heurte à un mur ou découvre une ouverture qui lui permettra de mener à bien ses projets. Sa rencontre avec Ngoc fut des plus charmantes – deux pâtissiers s’unissant autour de leur passion commune… mais quel cliché! Ensemble, ils forment un couple qui n’a pas fini de nous épater (les papilles, entre autres)…

Ngoc, a pastry and chocolate chef who graduated from l’Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ) and perfected her techniques at La Gascogne pastry shop for years, is a natural born baker whose passion is reflected in the little treasures that she bakes with love. Traditional pastries (oh so pretentious and rigid) do not interest her; she prefers the ones that make you experience and relive emotions and memories: comfort pastries. In other words, those for which we will always have a warm spot in our hearts…🙂

Vincent, a French pastry chef who moved to Québec and became an ice cream chef, then an interior designer (!), always has dozens of projects in his head. Worse part is that he actually achieves them! Persevering, adventurous, perfectionist, stubborn… those are some of the words that describe Vincent, who will work and work until he hits a wall or finds an opportunity that will allow him to go forward with his projects. What united him and Ngoc was obviously their common passion… how charming. (But what a cliché!) Together, they form a couple that will keep on impressing us (and our taste buds!)…

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3 Comments

  1. Coop replied:

    As someone who has been in the artisanal ice cream business in Boston for 30 years (and have won Best of Boston 12 times) I was extremely impressed with the flavors I tried last weekend. Rich, creamy, full of flavor with obviously no food coloring. The Banana ice cream was marvelous and had the true banana ice cream color and taste without the artificial yellow color or flavor that we all know from inferior brands. Keep up the good work – I will definitely visit again when I come back to Montreal and will tell all my friends. – “Coop”

  2. Guy Mulet replied:

    Hi ! Have you ever thought about selling the opportunity for someone to open somewhere else in the city ?

    • Kem CoBa replied:

      Hi Guy, the owners are hard-working artisans who believe that their products must remain in their own hands, and that’s what makes them unique. Thanks!🙂

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