Who doesn’t love cake! I known I do, and what better reason to eat cake than celebrating the women in our life!
Patisserie Valerie is a lovely continental cafe, with establishments all over the UK, including two in Liverpool. Today I visited the Met Quarter branch, for a bloggers and mums coffee and cake morning, we were treated to a choice of a lovingly handmade slice of chocolate or strawberry cake (of course, I went for the chocolate, massive profiterole on top included).
Patisserie Valerie was the perfect setting for a Mothers Day treat, given the history of how it began. “Patisserie Valerie was first opened in Frith Street in London’s Soho in 1926 by Belgian born Madam Valerie. She came to London on a mission to introduce fine Continental Patisserie to the English. It was an instant success.” YES to powerful women!
Speaking of powerful women, in honour of International Women’s Day yesterday, the lovely Chelsea from local business Liverpool Girl Geeks, shared with us her story of co founding the tech company, and the success stories that have came out of it. I had goosebumps from the stories, and just how much LGG has contributed to the growth of women in tech! Chelsea and her team have opened up doors to education and employment in the tech industry for girls age 11 to infinity, empowering and encouraging not only the skills required, but self confidence too!
If you’re looking for a slice of luxury, I would highly recommend a visit to your local Patisserie Valerie! The selection of cakes is endless – I want the cheesecake next time I visit. If you’re looking for a more substantial dish, there is a huge choice of continental brunches, lunches and sandwiches for you to fill up on (before a slice or two of cake!).