When we asked Cupid to share #6 on his Countdown to Valentine’s Day in Barrington, all he could say was “Ooh là là!” He popped a petit four into his mouth and could not stop raving about the elegance, sophistication and pure joy radiating from the counter at Barrington’s own Ambrosia Euro American Patisserie. A traditional French bakery offering up gourmet pastries, baked goods, confections and beverages, Ambrosia is #6 on Cupid’s Countdown to Valentine’s Day for gifts that are as romantic as they are sweet.
Ambrosia is known for authentic old-world recipes, methods and techniques that never disappoint. According to Cupid himself, Ambrosia is the place to go this Valentine’s Day to get your Valentines something beautiful to eat! These treats are perfect for adults who love pastries and travels to France or kids who love all things special and sweet.
Ambrosia is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday this Valentine’s week. Here are some of Cupid’s Favorites…
Heart Shaped Cakes
White Chocolate Raspberry Heart Shaped Gateau:
2 layers of vanilla sponge cake, with raspberry swiss seedless marmalade and white chocolate mousse, frosted with Vanilla Italian buttercream.
Chocolate Bavarian Heart Shaped Gateau:
2 Layers of chocolate sponge cake, with dark chocolate mousse, frosted with a thin layer of chocolate Swiss buttercream and enrobed in dark chocolate ganache.
One for Me, 2 for You!
*Larger pastries that serve an individual…maybe 2!
Chocolate Bavarian Domes:
About 3″ in diameter, consisting of chocolate sponge cake with chocolate mousse, and enrobed in dark chocolate ganache in a dome shape.
White Chocolate Raspberry Individual Hearts:
Consisting of vanilla sponge cake, raspberry swiss seedless marmalade and white chocolate mousse, frosted with vanilla Italian buttercream.
Individual Cherry Almond Cheesecakes:
About 4″ in diameter, our vanilla bean cheesecakes sit on a layer of vanilla sponge cake, topped with homemade cherry compote, almonds and whipped cream.
Bite Sized Beauties
*Ambrosia’s bite-sized confectionery pastries.
Alternating layers of vanilla swiss roulade with chefs choice swiss seedless marmalade (either strawberry or raspberry,) enrobed in white chocolate, decorated beautifully with vanilla Italian buttercream.
Passion Fruit and Raspberry White Chocolate Tart:
In a vanilla butter tart shell, a white chocolate-passion fruit ganache is swirled with our artisan raspberry puree.
Chocolate Dipped Strawberries:
Strawberries dipped in dark chocolate…wouldn’t be Valentine’s day without them!
Ambrosia’s Valentine’s Day Menu items are in addition to their usual Cakes, Pastries and Bakery Items guests enjoy every day.
Click here for their seasonal menu. For any orders, please call Ambrosia at 847-304-8278 or come in and speak to a member of their team.
Ambrosia is also hosting a Valentine’s Day Customer Appreciation Raffle: A savory or sweet Ambrosia basket – one ticket submission per customer – winners announced Friday, 2/12 with pickup available Saturday, 2/13.
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About Ambrosia Patisserie
Located at 710 West Northwest Highway in the Foundry of Barrington, Ambrosia Patisserie is a Euro-American bakery known for their artisan craft by producing a daily fresh selection of gourmet pastries, baked goods, confections and beverages. Open Wednesday thru Saturday, Ambrosia has something sweet for any occasion. Learn more at DiscoverAmbrosia.com.