Touted as one of the best patisseries in Tokyo, it was time to kill 2 birds with one stone on one train ticket on the Toyoko line. About 10 minutes walk from Tadashi Yanagi’s patisserie, turn left at the supermarket and you will come upon Mont St Clair. En route to Mont St Clair, I dropped by Tadashi Yanagi’s to pick up some cakes. These two guys and Hidemi Sugino were right at the top of my Tokyo Hit list.
Hironobu Tsujiguchi…..Mr H, is he known outside of Japan? Probably. He did after all win the individual pastry prize in the world pastry championship but most non-Japanese foodies I have met know only his shops, Mont St Clair and Le Chocolat de H. Note to self: If you want to be world famous and a household name, get rid of that tongue twisting name and call yourself Bob. Bob Tsujiguchi has a cool Hawaiian surfer dude-with-a-cool-job kinda ring to it dontcha think?
For the rather long and potentially boring passages below where you will be subject to my fantastic prose and inteliggent musings (Oops), pictures from Mont St Clair’s pastry showcase shall be interspersed between paragraphs to distract you from my mundane observations.