On Wednesday, Dec. 9 celebrate National Pastry Day with a decadent housemade pastry. You can start in the morning with a flakey pastry and cup of coffee, or finish lunch with a fruit filled treat. In the afternoon when your sugar craving hits its all-time-high, indulge with a cannoli and cup of tea or wait for the perfect post dinner dessert with a scoop of ice cream.
From cannolis to profiteroles, I’ve rounded up a few buttery and flakey pastries below to help you navigate find the ultimate pastry on National Pastry Day.
The Factory Kitchen
Enjoy a delicious homemade cannoli shells filled with ricotta, orange marmalade and pistachios. Restaurateur Matteo Ferdinandi and Chef Angelo Auriana serve traditional Italian fare in a trattoria style restaurant in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District. Other indulgent sweets include pannacotta – berry coulis, seasonal berries, ovis mollis cookies; bigné – chocolate filled cream puffs, blueberry & pear port sauce, praline dust, chantilly cream; and a crostata made with baked granny smith apples, spiced white chocolate gelato, caramel sauce.
1300 Factory Place, Los Angeles, CA – (213) 996-6000 – http://www.thefactorykitchen.com
Owners Audrey and Pascal Achcar have lightened up the traditional Christmas Yule Log and have recreated it using their signature meringue. from Bo Nuage (Beautiful Cloud) is an elegant, Parisian-styled boutique bringing fluffy textured treats with fresh Meringue with the light sweetness of whipped cream. Some are gluten free and they provide nondairy options. 8010 Melrose Ave. (310)880-2065 and 9523 Santa Monica Blvd. (424) 335 -0491 www.BoNuage.com
Le Petit Paris
Open for lunch, brunch, and dinner daily, this is the spot to get an exquisite Grand Chocolate Éclair.
418 S Spring Street, Los Angeles CA – (213) 217 4445 – http://www.lpparis.com
Chef Sherry Yard is offering a special raspberry & vanilla baked Alaska tart. Enjoy a pastry before of after a movie at the iPic Theater. 10840 Wilshire Blvd (310)307-7004 www.ipictheaters.com
Tacos tu Madre
A new taco concept from Joshua Pourgal and Oliver Mateen, offers inventive takes on Mexican street fare from a lively walk-up window with spectacular Red Velvet churros with Cream Cheese Frosting. 1945 Westwood Blvd. Los Angeles, CA – (310)654-0664
Next to the historic Santa Monica Pier, enjoy a Salted Caramel Profiteroles with salted caramel ice cream, chocolate crisp & chocolate sauce
1602 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA (310)458-9294 – http://thelobster.com.
The Deli at Little Dom’s
Perfect for breakfast lunch or dinner is Pastry Chef Ann Kirk’s Fruit Focaccia baked in-house from scratch each day with seasonal fruits.
During the day enjoy until 3 p.m., warm apple Bread Pudding made with apple cider reduction,creme fraiche and whipped cream. In the evening starting at 5:30 p.m. nourish your soul with Anniversary fritters with creme fraiche whipped cream or a warm peach tart. Chocolate lovers will enjoy cocoa cake, with a chocolate semifreddo, coffee meringue and nib nougatine. 2128 Hillhurst Ave. Los Angeles, CA – (323)661-0055 – http://www.littledoms.com.
Pastry Chef Rebecca Morris offers thoughtfully executed pastries from start to finish. She makes an Eggnog Cheesecake with cranberries and roasted pear, and Southern pecan pie with sweet potato ice cream and sage that are ideal for the holidays. 3833 Main Street – (310)310.202.6400 – www.TheWallaceLA.com