The signature item at this French pâtisserie is a three- to four-inch fondant-covered Chantilly cake ($13, serves four) decorated with gum-paste flowers and pearls. Flavors vary seasonally. Also offered are tarts (honey pecan, crème brûlée); cookies (frangipane); assorted individual pastries such as a chocolate hazelnut layered Andree with edible gold leaf ($7.50); a line of French macarons in flavors including peanut butter and jelly, dulce de leche, rosewater, and white chocolate coconut ($1.75).
The owners are Native-born Argentineans—sisters Mariana Delgado Gambini (pastry chef) and Maria Delgado Gambini (a cake decorator and fine artist) and mom Mirta Gambini (a designer).
Open Tues to Fri 7 am to 6 pm, Sat 8 to 5 pm, and Sun 9 to 2 pm.
Walking into this perpetually sunny bakery, where the display cases are filled with edible works of art, you can’t help but feel happy—and that’s even before you’ve tasted anything. It’s not just that the pastries are stunning, but the dispositions of the gals behind the pâtisserie—native-born Argentine sisters Mariana Delgado Gambini (pastry chef), Maria Delgado Gambini (cake decorator and fine artist), and their mom, Mirta Gambini—are as sweet as their offerings. Chantilly features more than 120 items daily, including freshly baked dulce de leche croissants, brioche, baguettes, mousses, homemade honey marshmallows, French macarons, and more. Custom cakes also are available.