I stopped in at Jin Patisserie last week. New pastry place with a French-trained chef. Very pretty interior with light boxes for the pastry instead of a traditional pastry case. Nice garden with Japanese elements. Medium priced with macaroons at $1 each and most pastry at $5-6 per serving. Elegant packaging.
The French macaroons were very fresh and possibly filled to order. The passion fruit was a little too sweet/indistinct in flavor. The pistachio was much better.
I prefer them to be a little crisper, but that preference might be as a result of a desperate hoarding strategy I've developed with each precious box I get from New York.
They are by far the most distinguished macaroon I have ever purchased in LA.
I also purchased several other stylish Cal-Franco-Asian desserts. Most were delicate flavored mousse-on-cake type French-style pastry. My favorite was a meringue with cream and fruit.
The desserts were popular among our guests. Everyone noted the fine design.
I thought the flavors were a little timid and didn't offer enough textural interest. However, I will reserve final judgment until they are open a little longer
1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd. CA 90291
Phone: 310 399 8801
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