- December 10th, 2014
[Lapin de Neige in Hakodate] Saint-Marcoux and Meringue Chantilly with French Atmosphere
- Lapin de Neige
- Saint-Marcoux and Meringue Chantilly
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- List of accommodations
Lapin de Neige
Patisserie Lapin de Neige (パティスリーラパン・ド・ネージュ) is a popular pastry store near Hakodate City Government in Ote-machi, Hakodate city. The Lapin de Neige means "Snow Rabbit" in French, so the snow rabbit is used as an icon in many places of the store. Mr. Masanao Fujiyama (藤山 正直), an owner patissier, has established it since 2011. He used to work at Dalloyau Japon in Tokyo. The Dalloyau is a food company in France, and they had served in charge of dining table at the Versailles Palace since 1682. Therefore they serve French cakes. I have no idea that a traditional French cake can be eaten in Hokkaido.
The blue wooden building make people feel the historical Hakodate. The store is not so large, but some table seats are provided at the store.
By the way, Express Hakodate-go (高速はこだて号) and Hakodate Limited Express New Star-go (函館特急ニュースター号), express buses, run between Sapporo and the Hakodate. Unfortunately, the express bus does not run between New Chitose Airport and the Hakodate. Besides, Rent-a-car can be rented around Hakodate Station, Hakodate Airport, the Goryokaku Fort and Hakodate Ferry Terminal.
Hakodate (函館) that about 260,000 people live is the 3rd largest port city in Hokkaido, and is a regional hub city of the Southern Hokkaido area. The Hakodate became incorporated with Toi town (戸井), Esan town (恵山), Todohokke village (椴法華) and Minami-kayabe town (南茅部) in 2004, and most of Kameda Peninsula (亀田半島) has changed to the Hakodate. It is one of most popular tourist cities in the Hokkaido, and about 5 million people visit here. The downtown of the Hakodate from Mt. Hakodate toward former Goryokaku fort is developed on a large sandbar between the seas, and a unique seashore landscape is very popular. Although a lot of tourists think the center town of the Hakodate is around Hakodate Station and the Mt. Hakodate, it is around Hakodate Streetcar Goryokaku Koen-mae Stop (函館市電五稜郭公園前駅). The Hakodate is also well-known as a city with a lot of slopes, and there are 19 slopes with its name such as Hachiman-zaka slope (八幡坂), Daisan-zaka slope (大三坂) and Motoi-zaka slope (基坂), so around the Mt. Hakodate has a lot of slope lands, and the Hakodate has a lot of narrow roads. As for a climate, the Hakodate is wamer than other cities in the Hokkaido because it is located of the Southern Hokkaido, and it does not snow hard. Read More
Saint-Marcoux and Meringue Chantilly
When I asked a waitress about store's recommendation, she replied me "That is a cream puff". Unfortunately, it was out of stock. She continued and said "Saint-marcoux (サンマルク) is also sold well". Therefore I ordered Saint-marcoux, Meringue Chantilly (ムラング・シャンティ) with graphically interesting designs and a cup of coffee. The price of the Saint-marcoux was JPY 378. The price of the Meringue Chantilly was JPY 303. I decided to eat those at the store.
About 5 minutes later, the cakes dished up meaty on a plate and the coffee were served. A cup of the coffee was transparent glass. First I ate the Saint-marcoux. The cake had 5 layers, chocolate mousse layer, fresh cream layer, sponge cake layer and others. The top of the cake was caramelized. It tasted the bitterness of the caramelization in the sweetness. I thought that it was the cake for adults. It was tasty!
Then I ate the Meringue Chantilly. Fresh cream and baked meringue conatined orange peel. Rich flavor of the fresh cream and light baked meringues were good. The fresh cream gradually became tough for me, but I thought that people with a sweet tooth were no problem. Thanks for the tasty cakes!
|Parking lot||Parking is provided (4 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Tuesday|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||86 042 889*02|
List of accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the downtown of the Hakodate. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.
SOUTHERN PART of HAKODATE DOWNTOWN
NORTHERN PART of HAKODATE DOWNTOWN
A page of Hakodate is here
By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.
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