World Renowned Pastry Chef Cherish Finden Launches Shiok! At Pan Pacific London
SHIOK! (pronounced – shook) is an innovative, Singapore influenced pâtisserie from Pan Pacific London’s acclaimed pastry chef Cherish Finden.
Pan Pacific London marks Pan Pacific Hotels Group’s first footprint in Europe, combining sincere Singaporean hospitality with contemporary London design. Located in Devonshire House, the 146-year-old building adjacent to the hotel and in the heart of Pan Pacific London’s estate, SHIOK! will combine the traditional flavours of Finden’s childhood with her signature flare, bringing a taste of Singapore to London.
Bridging the gap between tradition and innovation, the menu at SHIOK! will showcase Cherish’s remarkable skill and open the palate and minds of Londoners to the wonders of Asian pâtisserie. Famed for re-defining the art of pâtisserie, Cherish is recognised as one of the world’s top pastry chefs, having worked in some of the most prestigious hotel kitchens in the world as well as becoming a household name as a TV Chef and international consultant.
Cherish says; ’In Singapore the word SHIOK! conveys a feeling of pure pleasure and happiness and this is what I want to capture. The patisserie is going to be somewhere you will want to bring your loved ones, any time throughout the day for an out-of-this-world pastry. I’m so looking forward to Londoners experiencing what we have in store’.
The 25 cover patisserie will serve breakfast as well as sweet treats throughout the day which you can either enjoy in situ or to grab and go. Upon entering SHIOK! visitors will be greeted with decadent cake and chocolate counters, filled to the brim with delicious sweet treats.
Key menu highlights will include a selection of Petit Gateaux which will feature Handbag – inspired by Finden’s mother always buying her mini handbags with classic flavours of lemon and raspberry compote; Chocolate TeaPot – influenced by the Chinese tradition of drinking from the smallest teapot which her grandfather always adhered to; Kopi Tarik – which will feature all the flavours of coffee complete with edible spoon and cup. There will also be signature SHIOK! pastry which will change seasonally.
For breakfast guests can choose from Cherish’s Polo Buns, made using the traditional method to create a beautiful sweet yet fluffy milk bun with options including coffee, pandan and summer berries. For the savoury items Cherish has once again drawn inspiration from her childhood to feature a sausage shokupan, similar to a sausage roll, and pork floss buns. Classic Viennoiserie and croissants will also be available.
The drinks menu will feature the Singaporean staple, Bubble Tea, with SHIOK! hailed to offer a wide selection of flavours and colours. Also on the drinks menu will be a selection of fine Champagnes and wines alongside hot and cold beverages. For breakfast customers will also be able to design their own juices.
Available for grab and go or to eat in.
For more info visit: www.panpacific.com