Chef extraordinaire Nic Poelaert and his incredible eclairs!
As Instagram-worthy and delicious as these éclairs look, I can guarantee you that they taste even better.
Originally from France, Nic Poelaert, has worked in some of the best restaurants in Europe, Australia and the UK. These have included 3 Michelin star restaurants as well as his own venture, Embrasse in Melbourne, which he opened with his Novocastrian wife Tara.
After making the move to Newcastle in 2014, Nic and Tara have embarked on a new challenge this year with the launch of their new business Choux Patisserie.
You will regularly find Nic and his extraordinary éclairs at local Newcastle markets including Olive Tree, Speers Point markets and the Newcastle Farmers market.
Filled with different flavours of creamy custard and layered with toppings, these éclairs are created with passion and precision using fresh and seasonal ingredients.
Available in two different sizes, they are the perfect weekend treat or the perfect wow factor at a wedding or event.
Nic Poelaert has also showcased his skills at the Hunter Culinary Association Autumn seasonal lunch at Twine Restaurant in the Hunter Valley. With his exceptional patisserie skills,he showed young chefs the important use of fresh seasonal products. Poelaert admits that it is about stepping them away from recipe books and encouraging them to be inspired by the ingredients.
To keep up to date with these mouth-watering éclairs and where they'll be, check out the Choux Patisserie Facebook.