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Famed Japanese patisserie to open here

Henri Charpentier, known for its Crepe Suzette, opens its first overseas outlet at Dempsey

Published on Aug 22, 2014 2:34 PM

Renowned French-inspired Japanese patisserie Henri Charpentier will open its first overseas dessert salon at Dempsey Hill.

The brand, founded in 1969 by the late Naokuni Arita and now run by his son Goki, is named after a famous 19th- century French chef who is said to have invented the Crepe Suzette.

Diners can now have the signature dessert, priced at $22, here. It comprises thin sweet crepes served in a hot sauce of fresh orange juice and a combination of liquors.

Madeleines (from $2.90), made with Hokkaido wheat and Jamaican rum, and financiers (from $2.90), made with Hokkaido butter, will be flown in from Japan.

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