|Beard Papa Sweets Cafe at the Hollywood & Highland Center.|
Here is how L.A. weekly described these delights at the Beard Papa Sweets Cafe, Hollywood: "You have undoubtedly had other cream puffs in your day — damp, irregular spheroids of pastry split and filled with shelf-stabilized whipped cream — but the Beard Papa model is a different object altogether: crunchy where the standard cream puff tends to be elastic, round where the others are squat, injected to order with amplified doughnut custard flecked with tiny seeds, and dusted with powdered sugar. There is a distinct aftertaste of browned pie crust in a Papa puff where you usually encounter a vague, sweet smack. But as with a proper bagel, there is a tempered chaw under its thin, friable skin, and a subtly rich jolt of egginess that seems to rush straight to the pleasure center of the brain.
|A vanilla cream puff, green tea drink with tapioca|
pearls & the remains of a fondant au chocolate.
The cream puffs are priced at about $2.50 each and specialty puffs slightly more. Other sweets such as thin stick cheescake, fondant au chocolate, mont-blanc and mochi ice cream are offered; selections may vary by location. Combine it with a coffee or a cool drink and lounge at one the tables outside at the entrance to the Hollywood & Highland Center. Eatery is open from 10am. More info at .muginohointl.com.