Nov 2012

{swoon} Choux aux Sésames at Pâtisserie Chantilly

Patisserie Chantilly - Lomita

Chef Keiko Nojima’s French pastries with a Japanese flare at Patisserie Chantilly are nothing short of spectacular. From the perfectly precise layers on each cake to the delicate cream piping on the famous puffs, immense care and attention to detail goes into creating each sweet.

While every dessert lining the pastry counter is impeccable, it’s the black sesame cream puff that gets all the good press. Each pâte a chou shell is filled to order with black sesame-infused whipped cream and drizzled with mesquite honey and sprinkled with soy powder. The intense and pure flavor that Chef Nojima is able to extract from the black sesame seeds is incredible—neither too much cream nor sugar cloud the main event.

Patisserie Chantilly - Lomita

Japanese flavors are in full effect with the “Le Matcha” cake as well. Alternating layers of green tea and condensed milk mousses form the body, while a red bean cake holds down the fort. As with the black sesame cream puff, the flavor of the green tea is absolutely pure.

Patisserie Chantilly
2383 Lomita Boulevard, Suite #104
Lomita, CA 90717
Phone: 310-257-9454

One year ago: Food & Wine All-Star Weekend: A New American Lunch at Sage (Aria Resort & Casino)
Two years ago: Kam Hong Garden – Monterey Park
Three years ago: Edgar’s Old Style Bakery – Birmingham
Four years ago: Phở 79 – Alhambra
Five years ago: Bánh Mì Thịt Nướng
Six years ago: Whole Grain Buttermilk Pancakes

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