About Le 15 Pâtisserie

Le15 is Mumbai's pre-eminent stand-alone pâtisserie with a central kitchen in Lower Parel that doubles as a learning centre with regular classes on the culinary arts. With retail outlets in Worli, close to the sea-face as well as the elegant contemporary home store, Good Earth in the Lower Parel area, Le15 ensures each pastry is stored in an ideal condition to maintain the quality of the immaculate dessert.

At Le15, quality is paramount and the drive for perfection was instilled in owner Pooja Dhingra's psyche during her education at Switzerland's prestigious hospitality management school, C├ęsar Ritz. Having completed her undergraduate studies, Pooja embarked upon a year-long affaire de coeur with Paris' 15th Arrondissement, where she lived. She acquired a diploma in Patisserie at the highly-regarded culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu, considered to be the guardian of French culinary technique since its inception in 1895. Pooja also gained valuable work-experience working with renowned French chocolatier Jean Charles Rochoux.

The French influence is visible as she re-creates the magical dessert she experienced in Paris. Pooja's macarons provide an array of flavours with multiples textures, with combinations such as the passion-fruit and chocolate, rose, etc. that have even French expats wowing. While macarons are her signature pastry, she creates innovative cakes, cupcakes, ├ęclairs, tarts and truffles using only select quality ingredients.

Pooja comes from a family immersed in the field of hospitality, with Brother, Mum and Dad all involved in the restaurant business. Thus, being born to be in this profession has helped her setup a central kitchen with unparalleled equipment that is unique to any stand-alone. Her future plans include opening other outposts in the city, writing a book on Paris (which will require intense research, she hopes) and an early retirement on the French Riveria!