La Palme D’or Perfection
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When your sweet tooth gets the best of you, Patisserie La Palme D’or is your answer for all the sweeter things in life. Located in Ala Moana Center, this upscale pastry shop opened its doors in 2006 under the direction of owner Hiromi Tanaka and head pastry chef Akiko Kimura. Together they’ve been able to create the perfect blend of French flavor and Japanese craftsmanship that’s presented in every edible work of art. The La Macha cake, for example, is proof in itself.
Priced at $4.45 per slice and $40 for the entire cake, La Macha cake delights diners with a layer of almond bitter chocolate sponge cake topped with another layer of alluring green tea and fine chocolate mousse.
“This is a really popular dessert,” Kimura says. “If you love green tea and chocolate, you’ll love this! I also added bits of white chocolate and dark chocolate to the cake, and sprinkled it with hints of cocoa and green tea powder.”
La Palme D’or is always full of festive cheer, so it’s no surprise that La Macha cake is adorned with New Year’s decorations as well. For Kimura, presentation and quality are key: In fact, she utilizes only the best available ingredients — many of which come directly from Japan — and her own personal recipes to whip up these tantalizing treats.
Patisserie La Palme D’or
- Ala Moana Center
- 1450 Ala Moana Boulevard
- Honolulu, HI 96814
- (808) 941-6161
- Monday – Saturday
- 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.