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What Treats Await in La Palme’s Easter Basket

By Dining Out Team Photos By Leah Friel
April 10 - 16, 2011

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Escape to the sweetest of fantasies at Patisserie La Palme D’or at Ala Moana Center. Owner Hiromi Tanaka and her dedicated staff, including head chef Akiko Kimura and store manager Hiromi Okura, produce only the finest Japanese pastries, drinks, desserts and more.

  • An assortment of baked goods for the Easter basket.
  • Berry Cup ($3.70) with panacotta and rice puffs.
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So what’s the secret behind La Palme D’or’s divine creations? It all lies in the highest quality of products, as Kimura only utilizes the best available ingredients — a select few of which are imported straight from Japan.

“Chef Akiko came up with a cute dessert for this Easter,” says Okura of the patisserie’s Chick Cake. This Easter special is priced at $30 and presents those with a sweet tooth with La Palme D’or’s signature strawberry shortcake that features a special custard filling.

“It’s a delicious cake with soft, moist vanilla sponge cake, fresh, sliced strawberries and whipped cream,” Okura adds.

“Our dessert cups are also a hit and Chef recently came out with two new flavors to add to the bunch, including Panna Cotta ($3.65) and Pina Colada ($3.65).”

The Panna Cotta dessert cup is served with a light vanilla milk pudding topped with a flavorful mango jelly, while the Pina Colada features three layers of irresistible goodness. The bottom layer consists of lightly sauteed pineapple, with coconut mousse nestled between the pineapple and a pineapple jelly.

“The Pina Colada dessert cup has a real Hawaiian twist to it that we think customers will enjoy,” Kimura says. “However, the Berry Cup ($3.70) has always been our most popular.”

The Berry Cup entices many with its baked cheesecake and rice puff bottom layer, topped with tropical mousse, strawberry shortcake, raspberry jelly and white chocolate cream. Complete with an assortment of textures and flavors, this dessert is then decorated with an array of fresh, mixed berries.

Finally, if you’re a cookie monster of sorts, you may want to ask the Easter bunny to deliver one of La Palme D’or’s Easter gift sets ($16), featuring vanilla, pistachio, raspberry and orange macaroons; coconut cake, financier, chocolate financier and orange madeline.

Truly, it’s a feast of sweets at La Palme D’or!

Patisserie La Palme D’or

  • Where
    • Ala Moana Shopping Center
    • 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
    • Honolulu, HI 96813
  • Call
    • (808) 941-6161