Market authorities in downtown Jing’an District are investigating a high-end French-style restaurant after it was alleged to sell desserts bought from other bakeries.
There is a big price gap of the restaurant’s desserts and that allegedly bought from other bakeries.
The average spend per person at Le Bistrot de Racine restaurant, a Black Pearl Award (organized by dianping.com) winner, at the Jing’an Temple business circle is 1,293 yuan (US$197).
Several people claimed the desserts served there were highly similar to those sold at several city bakeries, the Xinmin Evening News reported.
Among them, the hazelnut and citrus cake and pumpkin pineapple mousse cake served by the restaurant are similar to those sold at BoboLEE Cake, while its mille-feuille is similar to that from Madeleine.
They are sold at 120 yuan each at Le Bistrot de Racine compared with between 35 and 88 yuan at the bakeries.
Le Bistrot de Racine was not available for comment. BoboLEE Cake said it had no cooperation with the restaurant.
Madeleine said it made the mille-feuille but it had no cooperation with the restaurant.
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