In the heart of Paris, where architectural finesse meets culinary brilliance, Maison Chisaka stands as a testament to the intersection of French elegance and Japanese innovation. Founded by the visionary creative director, Camille Chisaka, this private Parisian pâtisserie invites connoisseurs on a journey of taste and design.
Born in Toulouse, France, to a Japanese father and a French mother, Camille Chisaka’s multicultural roots profoundly influenced Maison Chisaka’s creations. Trained initially as an architect at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Chisaka’s pivot to the culinary arts at Académie Culinaire was a seamless transition, driven by her passion and familial inspiration. The name “Chisaka,” meaning “a thousand hills,” coupled with her architectural training, became the muse for her focus on cakes and pastries with an unmistakable architectural aesthetic.
Maison Chisaka is renowned for its stylishly geometric pleated cakes that transcend visual spectacle, venturing into the realm of daringly novel flavours. From the fruity indulgence of Signature Pleats to the artful decadence of Chocolate Pleats, each creation is a culinary masterpiece designed to be a feast for the senses.
Among Maison Chisaka’s limited-edition offerings, the Yuzu Pleats emerge as a symphony of taste and aesthetics. Priced at SGD 99.00, this 8″ delight, suitable for ten people, promises to add a burst of colour and flavour to any occasion.
Layers of Delight: A Culinary Ode to Yuzu
Inspired by architectural aesthetics, the Yuzu Pleats artfully showcase the best of the winter season—Yuzu. Beyond its visual allure, the cake’s beauty lies in its composition. Juicy layers of citrusy bergamot curd, moist almond sponge, and crispy buttery yuzu shortcrust harmonize seamlessly. The vivacious yuzu cream cheese mousse not only forms the geometric shape of the cake but also promises an irresistible indulgence that will leave you savouring every spoonful.
We had the delightful opportunity to savour Maison Chisaka’s Yuzu Pleats. The experience was nothing short of extraordinary. Cutting into this masterpiece revealed not just layers of flavour but meticulous attention to detail. The knife glided through juicy layers of citrusy bergamot curd, moist almond sponge, and crispy buttery yuzu shortcrust, unveiling the geometric marvel crafted from vivacious yuzu cream cheese mousse. It’s not merely a cake; it’s a work of art that captivates both the eyes and the taste buds.
At Maison Chisaka, excellence comes in limited quantities. Crafted through a meticulous 12-hour process over three days, these pleated cakes are released in limited slots every Monday at 10 am for pre-orders two weeks in advance. If your desired slot is unavailable, check in again later, keeping in mind that delivery slots close 24 hours in advance.
In the realm of Maison Chisaka, every cake tells a story, and the Yuzu Pleats narrate a tale of winter bliss and culinary finesse. Don’t miss your chance to indulge in this limited-edition delight that transcends the ordinary and elevates the art of pastry to new heights. Maison Chisaka invites you to savour not just a cake but an experience—a moment frozen in time, capturing the essence of creativity and culinary mastery.