From Our Editors
Mirta Gambini and her daughters, Marianna and Maria, each have different skills: pastry baking, fine arts, and interior design, but Chantilly Patisserie sees them bringing their talents together for a unified confectionary. The pastry baking is self-explanatory. Every morning, the bakers craft European-style sweets by hand, from cupcakes to tarts and macaroons. The fine arts can be seen in the elaborate presentation and decorating, especially with special occasion cakes. The underwater treasure chest, replica of a Monopoly board, and triceratops complete with horns, spikes, and jungle vegetation, are all masterpieces worthy of any edible museum. Finally, a sharp sense of interior design can be seen in the shop itself. The walls are a rich cream with dark coffee trim, their muted tones allowing the colorful treats to pop at hungry eyes.