Wednesday, 8 August 2012
Patisserie Valerie Opens In Nottingham
The breathless wait and hunger-pangs of anticipation are almost over for Nottingham cake lovers as the lusciously-legendary Patisserie Valerie opens its doors for the first time in The Exchange on Saturday August 11.
First opened in Soho in 1926 by Belgian born Madam Valerie who came to London on a (culinarily vital) mission to introduce fine continental patisserie to the English, Patisserie Valerie cafes are known as 'havens of self-indulgence', famous for their gateaux, award-winning croissants and viennoiserie, all hand-made using traditional recipes and authentic methods. Breakfasts and lunches are also available, as are gelatos and confectionery, all served up in an atmosphere that is designed to be unique to each location.
And the Nottingham Patisserie Valerie cafe is sited in the very suitable and unique location of The Exchange, Nottingham's first shopping centre, situated within the city's historic Council House, which opened in 1929 and was originally mainly occupied by Joseph Burton who operated a delicatessen-style food centre. In the early 1980s the centre, locally known as Burtons Arcade, underwent a major refurbishment to provide seventeen retail units and now the centre has come full circle again, nearly 85 years later, with food deliciously back on the menu with the opening of Patisserie Valerie. Bon appetit, Nottingham!
You can find out more about The Exchange on their website http://www.theexchange.uk.net/