Oooh la la lovely
Inspired by the lavish afternoon tea parties of Empress Eugenie of France – whose legendary hospitality at her Chateau Compeigne was the talk of the town in Napoleonic Paris – chic new patisserie Eugenie Les Gourmandises in Souq Al Bahar is serving up a spectacular spread that it calls the Series de Compiègne. The delightful palette of French pastries, including the Rendez-Vous – an elaborately decorated macaroon – is a feast for the eyes and the taste buds. It’s sure to become a big hit as a teatime treat. Call 04 420 7741.