One thing I never saw in Paris was an opera cake with a créme brulée top – instead I saw it in Pasadena on a food tour.
I found this little gem as part of one of Los Angeles’ new culinary walking tours by Melting Pot Food Tours. I meandered through old town Pasadena with the tour, wondering why the French haven’t adapted their beloved dessert to this topping at Aux Delices Bakery & Café. I tasted smoked and truffled oils and vinegars at Beyond the Olive, the best place in LA to get local olive oil. I watched a tea flower blossom and drank house-made goji syrup at Bird Pick Tea & Herb…. see what happened on the tour here.