Posted on | October 18, 2009 | 1 Comment
Chantilly is a small Japanese-French bakery in Lomita, with a beautiful selection of small pastries. It reminds me a bit of a Japanese-y version of Jean Phillippe, or Lenotre in Las Vegas. The pastries are so gorgeous, you almost hate to eat them!
I’d heard Chantilly’s black sesame cream puffs were good, so I ordered one of those, plus the chestnut cream puff, green tea roll cake, and a cheesecake bite. They were all really good, but that black sesame cream puff was really to die for! I cut it into small pieces so everyone in my family could try some. My dad and brother were reluctant to try it, as neither are a fan of cream puffs. But after they did try it, both exclaimed “wow, that IS really good!” I bet they wished I’d gotten more than one!
What I like about Chantilly is that the Japanese side of it renders their pastries just a tad less sweet than pure French pastries. Everything was definitely sweet, but not so sweet that you couldn’t taste the actually flavor of the item. I dislike it if I’m eating a chocolate pastry, for example, and the sweetness is so overwhelming that I can’t enjoy the chocolate. But then again, I might be an exception in not wanting things to be overly sweet! Anyway, if you like your pastries like I do, give Chantilly a try. Everything is fresh, beautiful, and that sesame cream puff really is exceptional!
2383 Lomita Blvd, Lomita, CA 90717
Phone: 310 257-9454