You don’t have to give me a reason to visit the luxurious Halekulani in Waikiki.
But it’s added incentive when the hotel is featuring a special dessert menu prepared by the acclaimed pastry chef from the iconic Imperial Hotel Tokyo.
Called “The Art of the Dessert,” the hotel will offer special one-of-a-kind creations by executive pastry chef Kanjiro Mochizuki, in conjunction with hotel’s own Mark Freischmidt. These treats will be served during daily afternoon tea service at the Halekulani’s Veranda Tea Room.
We’re talking decadent desserts like these charming cream-filled cake rolls (shown) or small chocolate bites that look like Japanese school bags, a familiar sight in Japan in April, when students head back to school.
There are only two places you can sample these desserts: Tokyo and Waikiki. It’s probably cheaper to go the second route.
We stopped by the hotel’s bake shop yesterday to meet the award-winning pastry chefs — yes, both of them! — and sample some of the menu’s offerings.
I love my job.