- May 15th, 2014
[Closed Dwon: Petit Chocola in Sapporo] Bittersweet Samba
Petit Chocola (プティ・ショコラ) is a popular French confectionery shop founded in 1997 in Chuo ward, Sapporo city, and is near Sapporo City Archives Museum (札幌市資料館) at the westernmost tip of Sapporo Odori Park. Mr. Tomonori Niitsu (新津 智功) that won a gold medal in the Patissier Section of The International Exhibition of Culinary Art acts as a chef patissier. They sell about 70 types of sweets such as cakes, baked confectioneries and breads. The confectionery with an atmosphere of a typical sweets shop is on the 1st floor of the stone building, and is not so large. A place for custmers to enjoy foods and drinks is not provided at the confectionery, and a rest place is provided outside. Unfortunately, they closed down in 2019. An article before closing is as follows.
Odori Park (大通公園) is in the very center of Sapporo city, and is located between Sapporo Station and Susukino. Offices and commercial facilities are built around the park, and it is just at very center of the big city. But 92 types 4,700 trees such as lilac, Japanese elm and cherry tree are planted, and fountains and flower beds are built, so the park is well-known as a place of relief for Sapporo citizens as well as tourists. The park has been chosen as one of The 100 Best Roads in Japan (日本の道100選), Japanese City Park Best 100 (日本の都市公園100選), The 100 Best Townscapes (都市景観100選) and Japan's Top 100 Historical Parks (日本の歴史公園100選), so it is one of the most famous parks in Japan. Article is here
Sapporo (札幌) that about 1,960,000 people live is the largest city in Hokkaido. Although there are various theories, its origin of the name is "Dry Big River (乾いた大きな川)" in Ainu language. A population of the Sapporo is the 4th largest city after Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya in japan, and the population accounts for 36 % of Hokkaido's population! So the Sapporo has been flourished as the center of the Hokkaido. The area of the Sapporo is 1,121.26 km2, and is about as big as Hong Kong, and is the 7th largest city in the Hokkaido. The Sapporo is also famous as a tourist city, and about 15 million people come. As for a climate, it is hot that temperature rises to nearly 25 degrees in a summer, but it is easy to live without moisture. I always feel a little cool. It is cold that temperature falls to nearly -10 degrees in a winter, and amount of snowfall sometimes has more than 1 m. Article is here
I visited here around 14:00 on a weekday. When I asked a waitress about shop's recommendation in front of a showcase, she replied me "That is Samba (サンバ)" without hesitation. It is a western confectioner gaven a gold medal by the Patissier Section of The Dish Olympics in Frankfurt, so I could not help ordring. I ordered the Samba immediately. The price was JPY 389.
I planed to eat it at a table outside of the confectionery. The diameter of the Samba was 5-6 cm. Cream and cake dough were hidden in a bitter chocolate. Outside decorations were made of chocolate, too. This was refined chocolate with the outside luster fantastically. Thanks for the tasty cake!
|Parking lot||Parking lot is not provided|
|Regular closing day||Monday and Tuesday(once a month)|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||9 490 653*10|
A page of Sapporo is here
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