Patisserie Tomoko is a neat little dessert bar in Greenpoint/ Williamsburg where there is a perfect amalgamation between Japanese flavors and French technique.
Helmed and owned by Tomoko Kato who was instrumental in helping open one of my favorite tearooms – Cha-An, Kato also has worked in kitchens such as Le Bernardin and Bouley.
At Patisserie Tomoko one can choose from a two or three course tasting menu. One can also opt for wine parings or the usual coffee/ tea. Aside from the tasting menu, there are plenty of baked goods to choose from – all with a Japanese bent. She also offers savory items.
You must try her mochi – a traditional Japanese sweet made with pounded glutinous rice and filled with everything from red bean to chocolate. The texture of her mochi is just perfect which is no easy feat.
I absolutely loved her cream puff too. An airy choux pastry is filled with light, deliciously flavored vanilla custard – flawless with every bite.
I really loved Patisserie Tomoko. It is so hard to find places that can actually marry Japanese and Western baking styles just so perfectly.
Here is some of what we ate:
Strawberry Mille Crepe