Before the Press Conference began, we had opportunity to try some of Igor’s Pastry‘s products from the food, pastries, pudding, cakes, and drinks. Let’s check it out!
|Infused Water & Lemon Grass Drink|
Tried both, while the infused water didn’t have prominent fruity flavors (probably not left long enough), the lemon grass drink was quite enjoyable. However, I thought it was more like ginger drink to me, LOL.
|Summer Fruit Salad with Passion Fruit Sauce|
|Spaghetti Aglio Olio|
|Beef Slice & Potato Gratin|
|Sauce Cream Broccoli|
|Sesame Nori Puff|
|Chicken Mushroom Puff|
|Roulade Beef & Cheese|
|Salmon Spinach Quiche|
We tried everything from the above, we loved almost everything! My personal favorite was the Beef Slice & Potato Gratin, while Mr. K enjoyed the Sauce Cream Broccoli so much. The spaghetti was good too although I think it was a bit too oily. The other savory snacks were nice too especially the Salmon Spinach Quiche, yum!!
|Chocolate Cream Pie|
There were many more desserts that were served on the table, but we didn’t take all the photos. Didn’t try all of those desserts but the Red Velvet and Chocolate Sacher (sorry, no pic!) were ones to die for. Normally, I am never really a fan of red velvet cakes, cupcakes, whatever (except the one from UNION, thanks to the generous amount of nuts involved), but this one was acceptable. The cream cheese frosting was lighter and softer than regular ones, and this one didn’t make me want to vomit. Frankly speaking, I tried 4 kinds of cakes and sweet pastries only, and I loved them!
|Mr. Innico Sjahandi (or Mr. Igo), owner of Igor’s Pastry|
Haven’t tried the cheese cake yet but the Chocolate Cashew Nut Cookies are so good!! The cookies are so crunchy and smell like butter and chocolate, yummy! And not only this box, we also bought some of their products back home because a trip to a bakery is never complete without a shopping bag, LOL! However, I didn’t take all the photos because they were already eaten -_-;
Cheese Gougeres IDR 30.5K
Gougeres or Classic French cheese puff is actually similar to soes cake, and here the puffs are sugar-free. The puff didn’t have cheese fillings whatsoever, but the cheese flavor can be identified when eaten. The puffs were a bit too dry for my liking, because I prefer my puffs to be soft usually.
Tuna with Onion Bun IDR 19.5K
The bread was literally loaded with tuna, which is good, but the onion wasn’t really prominent, even from the aroma. The bread wasn’t exactly the best one because it was dry and rough, and with this kind of price, I expected something much better than this.
Smoked Salmon Bun IDR 25K
Again, I hardly found this delicious because it just wasn’t. The smoked salmon was not appealing at all, and the taste was err, not what I expected. You know, for a price that I paid, I wished that my bread and my salmon screaming “fresh!” when eaten. And it just didn’t happen.
Japanese Cotton Cake IDR 14K
We were excitedly happy when we found this cake from all the glorious displays in the shop, so we immediately bought it. From its looks, perhaps one will think again whether to buy this or not considering the price, but we had hope so we did. Turned out to be another disaster, the cotton cake should have been renamed as “regular steam cake” or something because this is just bad. This version of cotton cake is too wet and moist, making it “heavy” and lumpy. Not recommended.
Macaron Tiramisu IDR 19.5K
You know, the macarons are put in plastic packaging and I thought this price was for 2 pcs or more. And when I reached home and found only 1 piece, I was like, WHAT?! I mean, even the most delicious (my version) of macaron in Jakarta, that comes from Sweet Boutique in Kempinski Hotel, those are made by a real French chef, only costs about IDR 10K/pc (probably IDR 12.5K max including tax!). *shake head* However, the macaron was pretty decent although I probably wouldn’t repurchase because I can find much more delicious ones with more reasonable prices.
Peach Persica IDR 22K
Well, my sister who used to live in Surabaya and was a loyal customer of the outlet there once told me that she used to go there to buy the danish or pastry kind of stuffs. This one was recommended by a staff and actually it was pretty good. If you bring back home and eat it another day, I suggest to put them in oven first to ensure the freshness.
Durian Monthong Bun IDR 25K
This one caught our eyes right away and glad that we bought it. Although the fillings didn’t exactly taste like usual Thai durian (monthong), it was sweet and seems like real durian meat.