Timeless Desserts For a Timeless Story
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December 9, 2016
This article is sponsored by our brand partners at Netflix.
An old adage will have you know that the way to the heart is through the stomach.
When French pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry crash-landed in the Libyan desert in 1935, he could have no inkling that his name would forever be associated with a novella —sprung forth in part from the experience — called The Little Prince. Furthermore, if you told him that his classic story would one day become a film shown on something called “Netflix,” you’d just about blow his hair back. That film, a loving adaptation crafted in stop-motion and CG animation by Academy Award nominated director Mark Osborne, is currently seeking consideration in the Best Animated Feature category.
To celebrate, a crazy talented pastry whiz named Gemma Matsuyama will pair up this week with select Los Angeles restaurants to bring the beloved story into the edible world. A lemon rose meringue harkens back to the Rose so beloved by the Prince; vegan brown sugar and vanilla shortbreads in the shape of his erstwhile companion, the fox; and galaxies painted on starry chocolate barks. It’s a legacy we think he’d approve of.
If you’re in the Los Angeles area: during the week of December 12th, go enjoy KALI Restaurant, Akasha, and Gracias Madre during lunch hours for a literal taste of Exupéry’s timeless universe. We have a feeling it’ll prove that whole stomach-to-heart thing true.