Bakery’s seasonal treats will have you grinning from ear to earA La Carte
November 11, 2018
Story By: Kyle Galdeira | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
As the holiday season makes its anticipated arrival on the calendar, Fendu Boulangerie is serving up pumpkin-infused treats to usher in fall.
Customers from all walks of life continue to flock to Fendu Boulangerie for everything from rustic gourmet pizzas and sandwiches to hearth baked breads and enticing desserts prepared fresh daily at Hawaii’s goto European-style bakery in the heart of majestic Manoa.
Chef and owner Niel Koep and his skilled team create an array of popular items from scratch daily, and craft family favorites available from breakfast through dinner. Koep explains that fendu means “split,” as is the case with multiple varieties of freshly baked bread coming out of the oven piping hot.
Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake ($4.95) is a seasonal item available now through mid-December, and is constructed like a pumpkin pie, but denser. The cheese-cake features notes of cinnamon and nutmeg and is encapsulated in a baked almond crust.
Another seasonal option available through mid-December is Pumpkin and Almond Financier ($3.99), a French almond cake flavored with pumpkin and hazelnut. The dessert offers a moist but dense texture.
For those looking for a flavorful meal throughout the day, order up a Kiawe Smoked Chicken Pizza ($13.75). The 8-inch round pizza features a rich creme fraiche white sauce topped with mozzarella and goat cheese as well as pancetta bacon, sauteed sweet onions, kiawe-smoked chicken and cilantro as a garnish.
“We bake items fresh daily with no preservatives or shortening. We use butter and olive oil and don’t over-sugar things compared to a typical bakery,”
says Koep. “In the European style, the emphasis is not as heavy on incorporating sugar, and we’re able to still offer desserts that are sweet and delicious. There is a good variety to choose from when you come visit us.”