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The spiced pumpkin tart ($2.50) has a touch of rum, a dollop of light cream cheese and a mini biscotti.
A mini version of a classic tart, this dessert ($3) includes Madagascar vanilla custard in a vanilla crust topped with fresh fruit.
Chef Santosa's outdone herself with this inventive mélange of spicy Japanese horseradish and a blood orange center combined with vanilla frangipane in a pistachio crust ($3). It's topped with a tempura mint leaf.
Built into a Pavilions supermarket complex, Früute's sleek shop signals that this is no ordinary bakery.
Macadamia, sea-salt caramel, dried berries and honey are the filling in this chocolate-crusted tart ($3) that's topped with a blackberry and sea salt.
This fragrant pastry ($3) has Japanese citrus cream-cheese custard, golden raspberry and a frilly bit of white chocolate.
We're spicing up our Thanksgiving table with something really special this year: fresh little flavor bombs called Früute tarts.
They're the creation of a local mother and her two daughters who've each brought unique talents to the table--and a new West Hollywood shop. Mom Christina Santosa is the baker. Daughter Sylvia, a fashion designer, sketches the look of each $3 pastry--ensuring a white-chocolate fan perches just so atop the yuzu tart, or that a macaron rests beret-like on the butterscotch budino.
Last but not least, daughter Yo, a branding dynamo, has created hostess-gift-worthy packaging and a white-on-white shop where the display is raised and lit like a jewelry case.
Only a few months old, the shop has just added a delivery service, as well as seasonal flavors like spiced pumpkin and apple crumble. On Friday, cookies and new flavors launch, including pomegranate with raspberry port and jam-filled chocolate puffs atop flourless chocolate cake.
Now even if everything isn't perfection for Thursday's meal, we're sure our friends and family will go home happy after a sweet Früute finish.
Früute, 8951 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; 310-786-9983 or fruute.com
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