Pâtisserie Silax (Fontenay-sous-Bois)

© Cookheur

  • Date
  • share

Silamaka Soukana, alias Silax, has known a lot of hardship: housing struggles, racism, contempt from the major players in the restaurant business…  Twenty years working in the industry all across the globe (Paris, London, Kuwait, Dubai, Mali) sharpened the skills of this talented pastry chef, who set out on his own after the Covid lockdowns. Ever since then, Silax has been making sparks fly: thunderous éclairs; an impressive candied fig, honey, lemon and raspberry syrup tartlet on a palais breton shortbread crust topped with raspberry compote; or you could opt for the incredible Paris-Brest, which has already earned itself quite the reputation thanks its discreet but clever take on the classic pastry (the crème pâtissière is replaced by a praline mousseline with toasted hazelnuts). Consider yourself warned: it’s slim pickings by the end of the day. // Albert Gredinbar 

The hidden gem: The Coco Djambo, a coconut mousse with a mango-passion fruit insert and crunchy white chocolate (€5.80). 

The very first Le Fooding Belgium guide!

Le Fooding’s brand-new, unique and totally collector-worthy Belgium guide is a gold mine of hot spots, featuring 400 addresses scattered across Wallonia, Flanders and Brussels. Over the magazine’s 164 pages, you’ll discover a slew of new establishments, like the latest hard cider bar worth checking out, alongside well-established institutions, including a tavern opened 250 years ago, plus seven saucy long-form articles, all of which are illustrated by the crème de la crème of Belgian artists…

2021 Le Fooding guide frontcover

Le Fooding is a print and digital guide to all the restaurants, chefs, bars, stylish hotels and B&Bs that make up the “taste of the times,” plus an annual awards list for new establishments across France, a series of gastronomic events, a tool that allow you to make reservations at some fantastic bistros, and an agency specialized in event planning, content production and consulting… In short, something to keep you on your toes at all times!

Fooding® is a registered trademark.