Dessert lovers will want to get down to The Mix at Chatswood Place and say bonjour to La Pav – a pop up from a well-known pastry chef, who’s elevated the humble pav into an artform!
Imagine if a French pastry chef, who has worked at Michelin star restaurants all around the world, as well as Balmoral’s Public Dining Room, decided to turn his hand to perfecting just one particular dessert. Then get set to try the results when chef Johann Vanier brings his beautifully crafted pavlovas to the North Shore with the opening of La Pav’s Chatswood Place pop-up on Saturday November 6.
La Pav is already well-known on the Northern Beaches with the commercial kitchen at Brookvale opening in 2020. The edible works of art produced have been gaining a cult following with the locals via delivery and click and collect. It’s been such a success, La Pav is now branching out to the North Shore.
“La Pav is the brainchild of Benita, a designer and true blue Aussie, and Johann, a pastry chef born and bred in France – we’re two lovebirds based in Sydney’s northern beaches with a passion for desserts and a mission to reinvent the great Aussie pavlova,” goes the story behind the successful business.
“After tasting way too many sugary, disappointing pavlovas at family parties and barbecues over the years, we decided this dessert needed a serious upgrade. The pavlova has so much potential, but more often than not it’s served up as nothing more than a sugary meringue topped with fruit.
We wanted to turn this family favourite dessert into something spectacular – something elegant enough to be a wedding cake, but fun enough to bring to a barbecue. Just like us, our pavlovas are a French-Australian love story, fusing the best of the two countries – classic French patisserie techniques and fresh Aussie produce – into one elegant package.”
Light, fresh, and perfectly balanced in flavour and texture, sweet-tooths can indulge in all the best-selling flavours, including:
- Chocolate and hazelnut
- Vanilla, almond and raspberry
- Chai tea and blood orange
- Raspberry, rose and lychee
- Strawberry, watermelon and mint (seasonal special)
If you can’t decide on a flavour, you can treat yourself to a seasonal tasting box.
The pop-up opens on Saturday 6 November and will be open every week from Wednesday to Sunday (just in time for the festive season)!
La Pav Pop Up
Address: Plaza Level, Chatswood Place, 260 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood