Inside Le Petit Soufflé in Mega Fashion Hall is an unassuming bakery called Workshop Bespoke Bakery, with Chefs Miko Aspiras and Kristine Lotilla creating gorgeous desserts that aren't your typical treats. Now, if you're one sweet-toothed foodie who's always curious to try different kinds of treats to widen your dessert vocabulary, these two young chefs have many things to offer you inside their bakery.
At Workshop, Aspiras and Lotilla always strive to elevate the Filipino dessert experience. It's a simple and straightforward name for their bakery within a restaurant, because it's exactly that: the space is a workshop, where they can flex their baking muscles and experiment, creating new things whenever inspiration strikes. “As pastry chefs, we wanted a space where we could create," Chef Miko confides, "If we ever got inspired, there would be a space for us to do it. This is our working shed.”
Manila's no stranger to the many ways these two chefs have spread their sweetness in the metro — there's Scout's Honor for the cookies and Freezer Burn for the ice cream, while Le Petit Souffle is Chefs Miko and Kristine's full-service restaurant where you can enjoy a playful French-Japanese feast of both sweet and savory offerings. Prior to these concepts, both chefs have solid background in preparing desserts for hotels, so their standards for quality and freshness are high.
This carries onward to all their concepts, as well as Workshop, where everything out of the bakery is made fresh daily, with the finest ingredients and crafted by their skilled patissiers and bakers. All their sweet creations are gorgeous, to boot — making their cakes excellent party centerpieces and also super worthy of that Instagram post. Here's a look at some of the picture-perfect treats you can now sink your sweet tooth into at Workshop:
#BasqueBurntCheesecake is not your usual cheesecake. Baked at a higher temperature to get that caramelized almost burnt top. Our version of this famous Spanish cake is served with dulce de Leche pecans. Order yours now @workshop_ph #BespokeBakery by @lepetitsouffleph @smmegamall #MegaFashionHall call 029446541 to order in advance
While Workshop is the playground of these talented chefs and bakers, guests are highy encouraged to be playful as well — come hungry and with an adventurous appetite, and you're bound to discover a new and unique dessert that might just be your next obsession.
Visit Workshop Bespoke Bakery inside Le Petit Soufflé located at the second level of Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall. Call 944-6541 to order whole cakes in advance. Like Workshop on Facebook (/Workshop_ph ) and follow on Instagram (@workshop_ph).