Last night's opening of Boule, the new patisserie/confiserie from Sona's Michelle Myers, was a delicious sampling of candies, cookies, sorbets and pastries. Thankfully, there were a few lovely savory snacks like mini BLTs for those coming straight from work who weren't yet ready to launch into full-scale pastry chowing. The tiny tastes were full of flavor, so it was possible to taste nearly everything. The gelatos and sorbets included a pain d'epices gelato, a Venezuelan chocolate gelato, a Chino Farms strawberry gelato, Meyer lemon sorbet with saffron, Volcanic blood orange sorbet and pineapple sorbet with Indonesian pepper, which was my favorite, with a nice spicy kick. All the chocolate items were rich and not too sweet, including a Valrhona chocolate tart, Mumm's truffles and some wonderful little chocolate nut cookies, which were everyone's favorite. I don't quite understand the current fluff over handmade marshmallows, but the rose flavored ones were certainly different. The pates des fruits, one of my favorite treats in France, were the best I've tasted in L.A. With Jin and now Boule, L.A. connoisseurs of haute patisserie now have some solid choices.
Boule will also bake bread and serve sandwiches to-go made with the bread. Opening is planned for Thursday, December 9.
420 N. La Cienega
open Weds. - Sun. 7-7