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La Palme D’or

January 27, 2013

Patisserie La Palme D’or

Patisserie La Palme D’or is synonymous with sweet satisfaction. Conveniently located in Ala Moana Center, La Palme D’or is known for its Japanese pastry concept — cakes, tarts and other treats presented in a dazzling array of flavors. It’s safe to say that these pastries are works of art, and many are created from the…

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December 2, 2012

Deck the Halls With La Palme D’or Decadence

Patisserie La Palme D’or defines sweet decadence. Conveniently situated in Ala Moana Center, Patisserie La Palme D’or is best known for its Japanese pastry concept, which owner Hiromi Tanaka brought over from Mie, Japan. Tanaka hired Akiko Kimura as head chef, and Kimura possesses a talent to create remarkable flavors with immaculate presentation to match….

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October 28, 2012

Fall’s Sweetest Flavors

The countdown is on: three days to Halloween, 25 days to Thanksgiving and one patisserie to sweeten up the holiday season. Enter Patisserie La Palme D’or. Owner Hiromi Tanaka brought this Japanese pastry concept from Mie, Japan, to Ala Moana Center six years ago, and since then has been ushering in droves of patrons who…

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Why Lilikoi is No Ka ʻOi

Last week it was papaya, this week it’s lilikoi! As an island girl, born and raised, I have a soft spot for this tropical fruit. Remember picking lilikoi from Grandma’s backyard? But when you are as crazy about food as I am, a mere slice of lilikoi isn’t gonna cut it, especially when you’re a…

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August 26, 2012

La Palme D’or

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? Well, much credit goes to the many chefs, owners and managers who work diligently day in and day out to make sure Hawaii’s diners have a top-notch dining experience. This week, Dining Out got the inside scoops from La Palme D’or executive chef…

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July 29, 2012

Patisserie La Palme D’Or

Conveniently located in Ala Moana Center, Patisserie La Palme D’Or blends French flavors with Japanese craftsmanship to create tasty (and beautiful) pastries that tourists and locals adore. Executive chef Akiko Kimura and chef Hikaru Hatano concoct treats that will satisfy your sweet tooth, but taste just right. Since its opening in 2004, La Palme D’Or…

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Giving My All for Green Tea

Green Tea. Mention those two luxurious words and a certain peace comes over me. Sure, you must think I’m exaggerating, but this is no joke. Whether it’s served hot or cold, green tea is one of my all-time drinks of choice. Who can resist the many health benefits that come along with it, including the…

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Raising My Glass to Virgin Cocktails

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! I know, I know, it’s the last day of the weekend before the Monday blues set in, so enjoy today for all it’s worth! Spring is in full bloom, and before we know it warmer temperatures and sunny skies will hint that summer is well on its way. With that said,…

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March 25 - 31, 2012

Treat Yourself to Decadent Delights

By mid-morning on a recent week-day, there was already a bustling crowd at Patisserie La Palme D’Or. The small shop in Ala Moana Center filled up with customers ordering pastries, stopping in to pick up special orders and chatting with friends over tea and sandwiches. Executive Chef Akiko Kimura and the staff remain unfazed by…

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February 12 - 18, 2012

Pastries, Sweets and More

Nothing says “amour” like delightful delicacies from Patisserie La Palme D’Or. The eatery, which first opened in 2006 at Ala Moana Center, features special sweets every Valentine’s Day, and this year is no exception. Numerous customers often crowd the patisserie during the days leading up to — and the day of — Valentine’s Day. For…

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