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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Mon Goûter: Sadaharu Aoki

Sadaharu Aoki has opened a shop in the basement of Bellavita. Needless to say I am extremely happy about it. Unlike Robu's Salon a few flights above, Aoki's shop is not an enclosed space, rather it is part of a large food court. The shop is in three parts: a large L-shaped glass enclosed counter for pastries such as macarons, chocarons, eclairs, and cakes; an open area for baked goods; and a back area with a few tables and chairs with table service. Since the back area is small and people tend to linger, it is hard to get a table to sit down. And unfortunately, despite the abundance of space, Bellavita doesn't really have places to sit down either. Therefore, I find the easiest thing to do is to just buy the pastries and go home to enjoy them with some coffee.

Aoki's packaging is really beautiful: white square box with curved planes and an elegant typography.

For our goûters Maria got an éclair and I had the matcha millefeuille.

It was delicious.

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