Le Matin Patisserie by former pastry chef of Restaurant Andre and Noma launches its online store in Singapore
A little sugar could just be what the world needs right now.
Pastry venture, Le Matin first made waves solely on Instagram — with its famed founder and pastry chef, Mohamed Al-Matin at the reign. A graduate of Sydney's renowned Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie, who clocked in reputable stints at the now-defunct Restaurant Andre in Singapore and Noma (No.2 on World's 50 Best Restaurants) in Denmark, there's no doubt to how Le Matin's handle became a cult favourite overnight. What's great for Singapore? The chef is back on our shores to make his own debut, in what he dubs a time of experimentation with different pastries. But in the meantime, Le Matin will suffice for now — bringing us his favourite creations to date.
The brand first kicked off with exclusive pop-ups that sold out like hotcakes. Starting with cafes and eateries, namely Maxi Coffee Bar, Park Bench Deli, and most recently, Bearded Bella. Ever since then, foodies on Instagram as well as distinguished gourmands of our local F&B scene coloured their feeds with stunning pastries by Al-Matin.
Notable picks include the smoked cruffin (made in tribute to the Australian Bushfires earlier this year), which is sealed with a secret custard filling and adorned with a eucalyptus meringue as well as his iconic kouign aman.
And while it was previously quite the feat to snag a pastry set off Le Matin's pop-up (especially in these times of the circuit breaker), Al-Matin has now made things easier — with a newly launched online store. With only 30 boxes (each comprising five pastries) available everyday, you can order yours directly from the site. The best part is delivery is free.
What's in the box? The aforementioned smoked cruffin and kouign aman. Alongside a pistaschio escargot (a crossiant pastry with pistaschio custard and smoked cranberries), a lacto-plum galette (a flaky short pastry with a plum jam fermented for 48 hours and lemon thyme), and last but not least, one of his very own caneles.
Guess we know what we're ordering to celebrate this weekend on a sugar high.