Hunting for Mont Blanc
This is a research project for a friend, who's craving the Mont Blanc pastries that he and his wife found in Paris: mounds of chestnut paste and whipped cream on a cake or pastry base (see links for pictures).
Does anyone in the Twin Cities make this pastry, either as a regular offering or an occasional special?
There are a limited number of possibilities among twin cities bakeries. I would check Hotel Sofitel first, then Patisserie 46 (uneven quality), then Patrick's (pretty, but so- so quality). If you know how to bake, it looks as though it isn't too difficult; you just need to find good chestnut puree.