Monday, July 03, 2006
Until I'm proven otherwise, Chantilly in Lomita the best dessert shop in town. I happened upon the place after eating at Gaja (okonomiyaki) this weekend. Chantilly looked like a typical Asian dessert shop with a lot of bite-sized cakes and tarts sitting pretty behind the glass case. (I'm always wary of looks because, more often than not, I end up getting shortchanged with a flaky over/undersweetened, over-buttered waste of money.) I had an apple tart with a light custardy cream (above) and it was excellent! Definitely something you'd find in Tokyo's best pastry shops. They also had fruit tarts, mousses, cream puffs, and cute little bags of cookies. Check it out and tell me what you think. 2383 Lomita Blvd., No. 104, Lomita, (310) 257-9454.