By Devon Johnson
Paris-based bakery and sweets maker L’Éclair de Génie will open its first North American retail location early next year at 1210 Robson Street in downtown Vancouver. It could be the first of multiple locations, as the French bakery chain is quickly expanding internationally.
Founded in 2012 by British pastry chef Christophe Adam, L’Éclair de Génie is known for its wide variety of éclairs and sweet treats. Flavours of the bakery’s signature éclair include caramel salted butter, lemon yuzu, raspberry vanilla, passion fruit cream, and various seasonal offerings. The shop also sells an assortment of candies, caramels, jams, and spreads to complement their éclair offerings.