According to La Maison Angelina, November 4th 2015 is la Journée du Mont-Blanc(Mont Blanc Day). Today after a satisfying sushi lunch, my friend and I popped into our favorite Japanese bakery, and found these little goodies on their shelf:
I am in paradise!
Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the French Alps and the highest peak in Europe outside of the Caucasus range. It rises 4,809 m (15,778 ft) above sea level and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence.
Mont Blanc pastry is a dessert of puréed, sweetened chestnuts topped with whipped cream. Angelina’s Mont Blanc recipe uses a meringues base, whereas Japanese Mont Blanc is usually made with Genoise style sponge cake base. Although you may find it year around, this is a seasonal dessert. When I was in Chamonix-Mont Blanc last July, I had a hard time finding it, even though I was told Pâtisserie Richard is the place. So if you see these tasty little treats in your neighbourhood pastry shop, get them before they run out.
Happy Mont Blanc day!