Strawberry season specials across Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore 

Ruhi Gilder
December begins with a nip in the air and brings with it one of the most awaited fruits of the year, the strawberry. Pâtisseries across the country celebrate this treasured fruit with special menus and desserts. Read on to order a luscious treat filled to the hilt with that sweet-tart fruit. 

Mumbai  

An Ode to Gaia  
Strawberries & Cream Tart - An Ode to Gaia
Strawberries & Cream Tart – An Ode to Gaia
Founded by Naimita Jagasia, An Ode to Gaia is a plant-based patisserie featuring a strawberry menu with gluten-free, refined sugar-free desserts. Using strawberries are fair-trade and organic, the patisserie has come up with options like Fraise Au Chocolat, fresh strawberries enrobed in white and dark chocolate, a gluten-free Strawberry Dark Chocolate Cake, and a Strawberries and Cream Tart.
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House of Amel  
LEMONBERRY CHOUX
LEMONBERRY CHOUX
Amel by Sanah Ahuja presents a strawberry menu that tastes as good as it looks. Their desserts, Fraisier, a vanilla Swiss roll now has a strawberries-and-cream version, and Fresa combines strawberry and white chocolate in a tart. The House of Amel also recreates a timeless mainstay of French pastry, Saint Honoré. It is made with a flaky puff pastry base, dainty profiteroles and an intense crémeux, as well as a light-as-air Chantilly cream. Those who love citrus-based desserts can try their special lemonberry choux, filled with a lemon diplomat cream and strawberries, complete with a lemon white chocolate Chantilly. 
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Essange by Shreya Gupta 
Photo Courtesy: Essange / InstagramPhoto Courtesy: Essange / Instagram
Photo Courtesy: Essange / Instagram
The special strawberry menu at Essange is extensive and filled with sweet and tart delights. Cupcakes in flavours like Belgian chocolate and strawberry, strawberry-and-cream are available. Nutella and strawberry, mini strawberry cheesecake, strawberry pudding jar, strawberry tres leches are also on the menu.  
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Nova Gelato 
New Additions - Nova Artisan Gelatos
Nova Artisan Gelatos
Made in small batches, this artisanal gelateria is bringing strawberries to their menu this winter. Customers can indulge in the vegan options like dark chocolate strawberry and strawberry sorbet or a tub of their Berry Cheesy flavour.  
Order via Swiggy and Zomato 
Le 15
Mini Strawberry Cake by Le15
Mini Strawberry Cake by Le15
Pooja Dhingra’s ‘Everything Strawberry Menu’ offers monster macarons, strawberry tarts, strawberry cheesecake macaron cakes, chocolate strawberry cakes, mini cakes. Picture-perfect desserts tinted in hues of pink, red, white, they make for gorgeous festive gifts too.
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Deliciae by Bunty Mahajan 

It’s raining strawberries at Deliciae. Cake lovers will rejoice at the number of choices available, from Strawberry Biscoff cheesecake, strawberry almond gateau to strawberry chocolate nougat, strawberry hazelnut mousse and strawberry chocolate meringue. A bonus is their lovingly packaged pack of 12 chocolate-dipped strawberries.  
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Delhi  

Tuileries Patisserie 
Photo Courtesy: Tuileries Patisserie / Instagram
Photo Courtesy: Tuileries Patisserie / Instagram
Started by Chef Kamal Arora, Tuileries serves up French-style entremets and cakes. A classic fraisier gâteau, a fresh strawberry cake, tarte aux fraises with almond filling, cream cheese mousse entremet with fresh strawberry make an appearance. Their showstopper though, is the Yin -Yang cake – a velvety smooth layered dessert with white chocolate mousse and Belgian dark chocolate mousse alongside a fresh strawberry insert. 
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Miam Patisserie 
Photo Courtesy: Miam Patisserie / Instagram
Photo Courtesy: Miam Patisserie / Instagram
An ‘Everything Strawberry Box’ by Miam Patisserie is just what you need this winter. The box contains a delicately arranged strawberry and dark chocolate tart, Victorian sponge with strawberries, strawberry choux bun, strawberries and cream croissant. Other must-tries include their Japanese cheesecake with fresh strawberries and strawberry and a lemon slice with deliciously toasted almond slivers.  
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Monique Patisserie 
Photo Courtesy: Monique patisserie / Instagram
Photo Courtesy: Monique patisserie / Instagram
Monique Patisserie’s special winter menu is piled high with French delights. La Tarte Fraise-Pistache, piled with strawberries and pistachio, La Charlotte aux Fraises, which is a comforting combination of strawberry and vanilla. A seasonal tart with a variety of forest berries (strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and blackberry) also makes it to the menu. 
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Bangalore  

Marzipan Café and Bakery 
Photo Courtesy: Marzipan Bakery / Instagram
Photo Courtesy: Marzipan Bakery / Instagram
A cute café in Bangalore, Marzipan has luscious cakes generously filled with fruits and cream. For special occasions try their classic strawberry and cream cake or indulge in their Victoria Sponge with fresh strawberries.  
Visit their outlets in Ulsoor and Sankey Road 
Amintiri Cakes 
Photo Courtesy: Amintiri cakes
Photo Courtesy: Amintiri cakes
A perfect partner to a warm cappuccino is Amintri’s light vanilla and brown sugar cake with fresh strawberry compote and a crunchy streusel topping. For a more traditional style of cake, try their strawberry buttercream cake with a rich vanilla sponge.  
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