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La Palme D’or

March 30, 2014

Sandwich Fillings Find a Golden ‘Layer’

Buttery, flaky croissants that crunch when you bite them then yield to rich, soft chewiness are the best, n’est-ce pas? Just the thought of the French bakery staple is enough to send taste buds floating down the River Seine. Luckily, you don’t have to travel far for a bite of golden goodness. Ala Moana’s Patisserie…

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February 9, 2014

Love is in the Air at La Palme

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Patisserie La Palme D’or in Ala Moana Center has created the perfect treats for that special person in your life. Available are Cupid’s Tarts ($20, 2-piece set), a perfect pair of fancy tart pastries that are exquisite in presentation and delightful in taste. There’s Mixed Berry Tart with almond…

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December 1, 2013

‘Good-Good’ in Any Language

It all started when I was just 13. I fell in love — utter, insatiable, longing love. And this, my friend, was a fancying that far surpassed infatuation. I had fallen for France — and all things French — especially the “bonbons” (or as we like to say down South, the “sweet thangs”). Yep, there’s…

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October 20, 2013

Boo-tiful Treats for Halloween

The arrival of fall is an exciting time of year, as it marks the beginning of the holiday season and all its awaited cheer. While Mainlanders turn to crisp autumn breezes and colorful leaves to signal the new chapter, Islanders can take comfort in flavors of the season to truly get into the spirit, even…

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August 18, 2013

Sweet Delight in Every Bite

Patisserie La Palme D’Or brings an amazing fusion of “French flavor and Japanese craftsmanship” to each dessert that sits quaintly behind glass window displays. Sweets with a variety of colors and shapes adorn the patisserie, which is located in Ala Moana Center. While the menu is extensive, executive chef Akiko Kimura has created amazing single-serving…

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July 28, 2013

Fruits as Sweet as Can Be

Patisserie La Palme D’Or has quickly become a treasure chest for those who like to indulge their sweet tooth. It’s hard to resist when its glass case of sugary confections tastes just as good as it looks. Right in time for summer, executive chef Akiko Kimura has recreated some seasonal fruity favorites. “I like to…

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June 16, 2013

Patisserie La Palme D’or

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: CHOCOLAT CAKE ($38 7-INCH CAKE, $4.30 PER SLICE) Patisserie La Palme D’or is the definition of sweet. In 2006, owner Hiromi Tanaka opened the doors to her Ala Moana Center dessert haven, and thanks to head pastry chef Akiko Kimura and the rest of the staff, La…

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May 5, 2013

Dainty Pastries Positively Pleasing

A pastry from Patisserie La Palme D’or isn’t just an indulgence for your taste buds. Each item is intricately and uniquely crafted. The mere act of sitting down at the table and looking at it — with your camera, if you are an avid fan of photographing memorable food experiences — becomes an act of…

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On the Hunt for Easter Eggs!

Happy Easter, Ono readers! Today’s the day when Easter baskets burst at the seams with sugar-filled goodies, and I can’t help but relish the boxes of neon-colored marshmallow Peeps and chocolate marshmallow rabbits that sit before me. The hard-boiled eggs are dyed in pastel hues perfect for spring, and have been hidden along with a…

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February 24, 2013

Finding the Tastiest Pastries

The glass display case at Patisserie La Palme D’or is truly tantalizing. Filled with colorful, delicate desserts, the display is likely to present a dilemma for customers. With so many options, it can seem nearly impossible to chose just one or two. Located in Ala Moana Center, La Palme D’or is a pastry shop that…

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