Aug 12, 2008

Pâtisserie Chantilly

I'm on a mission of finding my second favorite dessert place.
(First one is almost unbeatable: Extraordinary Dessert),
Note that we're talking about places within 2 hours driving distance,
So instead of buying an airplane ticket and fly half way around the globe for a small bite of cake,
I can just hop on my car and race to my sweet goodies.
There's also another alternate solution for my sugar craving habit while caring about the earth by consuming less gas at the same time,
DIY - do it yourself, wait, should be DIM - do it myself,
But that's another scenario,
We'll have a deeper discussion about this issue later on.

So who's our lucky candidate for my "second favorite spot"?
Patisserie Chantilly, located just about 45 minutes away from where I live,
First and the only requirement? Check!

Here's their dessert display area-

Small but very clean cake munching area-

According to their website,
"Chan · til · ly: (shaàNte yée) - Sweetened whipped cream. The name for this cream is said to have originated from the ancient white castle in France, Château de Chantilly."
After we figured out how to pronounce the name of the place, now it's time to dig in!

Chaux au Chocolat-

Usually I don't eat cream puffs,
(besides those prepackaged ones that you can find in Chinese supermarket,
I know the real thing tastes better, but it's a childhood thing,
I've been eating the pre-made one since I was little,
My taste buds miss those snacks sometime)
But that chocolate cream and cocoa dust were calling my name when I passed the counter,
Seriously I'm not joking here,
So I unconsciously told the lady that I'll take that chaux au chocolat....
It was pretty good though, no regrets there,
The chocolate cream was very creamy and not heavy at all,
Even after I finished the whole puff, I feel like I can still have another one...or two....or maybe even more....

Front: Tarte aux Fruits. Back: Mousse au Mango (Seasonal)-

Tarte aux fruits was ok, nothing special.
The mousse au mango in the other hand is actually better than what I expected,
Initially, I was thinking...
"This orange thing will just taste like every other mango mousse, which the sugary taste usually overpowers fruity aroma from the mango."
It was actually pretty dang good!
The tropical fruity aroma was successfully delivered,
And the tapioca on the top was just amazing,
I thought that its chewy texture will "interrupt" the overall structure of the mousse,
Instead, it actually mixed pretty well together with the mousse.

Grapefruit Gelee (Seasonal)-

There's no bitter taste from the grapefruit at all,
Nicely done, the presentation was cute too!
(Thinking about making grapefruit granita next time~~)
So did Pâtisserie Chantilly successfully won the second place in My heart? My stomach?
Mmmmm not quite there yet,
But if you like Asian style patisserie, come and give this place a try,
I gonna keep on my journey in the search for that second love.

Overall Rating: 7

Pâtisserie Chantilly
2383 Lomita Blvd #10
Lomita, CA 90717
(310) 257-9454


  1. good luck on your quest to find your second love soon, heh ... I love the cheery colours :)

  2. To Noobcook~
    Let's cross our fingers on that one!

  3. I don't tend to eat desserts and I'm lactose intolerant on top of that!

    Regardless, I think these are beautiful photographs! They're like in a great coffee table book.

    Take care,


  4. To Ivan~
    Hey I'll see you in one week!
    Let's go eat something yummy!

  5. The desserts look so so good! :D

  6. actually i like chinese (hk) style fruit tart, the base is normally lined with chocolate and there's a surprise sponge cake underneath the custard hehehe

  7. To Tigerfish~
    Haha yeah, everytime I look at the pictures (especially the chaux au chocolat), it makes me craving for it again.

    To Mochachocolata Rita~
    Really? I think I've never had it before, don't recall anything with sponge cake in between, I have to give it a try!

  8. you should try cafe blanc in costa mesa! much closer and just as good, if not better (albeit it's a little pricier).
    gaja next door to chantilly is delish too.

  9. To Ila~
    Cafe blanc~~that sounds so familiar,
    I'll definitely go give it a try!
    Yeah I had Gaja before, it was fun cooking there!

  10. What a cute little place. Love the pictures and everything looks delicious.

  11. Hey are you a professional journalist? This article is very well written, as compared to most other blogs i saw today….
    anyhow thanks for the good read!

  12. No no I'm way far from a professional journalist, but thank you so much! That means a lot to me! I'll do my best to improve more!

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  14. Thank you so much, that means a lot to me! I'll keep trying my best and show my food journey to you guys!