An arête patisserie that’ll have you coming back every season, if not every day
Cut through the Kyoto world heritage site of Shimokamo Shrine and the Tadasu no Mori forest, and you’ll come across the striking white façade of La KLASSIQUE.
Fans eagerly awaited the opening of La KLASSIQUE in August 2018 as this husband and wife patisserie duo, who previously worked at a well-known patisserie in Kyoto for many years, decided it was time for them to embark on a new voyage of their own.
Ms. Kato laughs as she talks about the concept behind La KLASSIQUE’s flagship dessert, the Choux Classic—explaining that the dessert found its roots in the choux cream pastries her husband’s father, who was a chef himself, would often bring home from work.
The most important thing with pastries for Mr. and Ms. Kato is having people enjoy them in season, and this unwavering dedication to their pastries can be seen throughout their menu.
In addition to using domestically grown fruit, they also work in accordance with the season and what is available to, through trial and error, find the absolute best recipes for their pastries, whether that be tarts, pies, scones or even crème caramel.
Even their jams, which are usually considered preserves, are canned with perfectly ripened fruits and without the use of preservatives. This is to allow people to enjoy the jams when they are at their very best, season wise and taste (The expiration date for their jams is a short four months).
The Shimogamo area is blessed with a tremendous amount of greenery and is a great place to sit back and relax, away from the hustle and bustle of downtown.
La KLASSIQUE itself is excellent regardless of if you just want to pick up a cake to enjoy by the river as you stroll through the Tadasu no Mori forest and along the Kamogawa river, or looking for a place to sit down and have a cup of tea (The store seats up to 10 people and is open from 11:00 to 17:30).
Enjoy the flavors of the season for yourself, at La KLASSIQUE.