It may not feel like it, but spring is right around the corner, and for the nation’s dessert makers that means everything gets a bit pink as they capitalize on the coming of the ever-fleeting cherry blossoms.
Patisserie Kihachi has gotten in on the ephemeral action with its limited-edition Mont Blanc Sakura treat, available in its shops until April 25. The sweet (¥584) features a mix of ume (plum) and strawberry jelly filling covered by a rich white bean-paste mousse.
Topping it all off is a special sakura-flavored Mont Blanc cream, which lends a seasonal touch worth revisiting even after the last petal has fallen and been swept up.
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