La Patisserie Chouquette

My favorite way to spend a Saturday is to go to La Patisserie Chouquette, buy one of everything "for later", then shamefully eat half the box in the car. After the guilt wears off, I hop back on the highway and go to Salume Beddu for lunch and do the same thing,  substituting pastries for pork. I think Chouquette's creations speak for themselves, so I'm going to let them. Here's a collection of recent purchases I've made there. Chouquette, Early Spring, 2015.

 Cakes at La Patisserie Chouquette

Cakes at La Patisserie Chouquette

 Snacks at La Patisserie Chouquette

Snacks at La Patisserie Chouquette

 Marshmallows at La Patisserie Chouquette

Marshmallows at La Patisserie Chouquette

 The Darkness at La Patisserie Chouquette

The Darkness at La Patisserie Chouquette

 Macarons at La Patisserie Chouquette

Macarons at La Patisserie Chouquette

 Bird Macarons at La Patisserie Chouquette

Bird Macarons at La Patisserie Chouquette

 Confetti Macarons at La Patisserie Chouquette

Confetti Macarons at La Patisserie Chouquette

Peach and raspberry coffee cake // White Forest Gateau: Cherry yogurt mousse, cherry citrus gelee and kirsch soaked joconde (almond sponge cake) and gold leaf

 Coffee Cake at La Patisserie Chouquette

Coffee Cake at La Patisserie Chouquette

 White Forest Gateau at La Patisserie Chouquette

White Forest Gateau at La Patisserie Chouquette

Tiramisu // Calling it now, the "Pastry of the Year": Canele

 Tiramisu at La Patisserie Chouquette

Tiramisu at La Patisserie Chouquette

 Canele at La Patisserie Chouquette

Canele at La Patisserie Chouquette

Lemon Thyme and Traditional Caneles

 Canele at La Patisserie Chouquette

Canele at La Patisserie Chouquette

 Caneles at La Patisserie Chouquette

Caneles at La Patisserie Chouquette

 Lemon Canele at La Patisserie Chouquette

Lemon Canele at La Patisserie Chouquette

The Damiano: Tiramisu Cream Puff. Dark Cacao Barry Extra Brute Cacao Powder, Sweet Mascarpone Mousse and Espresso Meringue

 Damiano at La Patisserie Chouquette

Damiano at La Patisserie Chouquette

 Damiano Choux at La Patisserie Chouquette

Damiano Choux at La Patisserie Chouquette

Roasted Peach Frangipane

 Frangipane at La Patisserie Chouquette

Frangipane at La Patisserie Chouquette

No, it's not a donut. This is their Choux-nut, a modern take on the classic Paris-Brest. This one was filled with an apple cream.

 Apple Paris-Brest at La Patisserie Chouquette

Apple Paris-Brest at La Patisserie Chouquette

 Paris-Brest at La Patisserie Chouquette

Paris-Brest at La Patisserie Chouquette

Chouquette's recent collaboration with Sump Coffee to create a striking black macaron made with Sump's coffee. The coffee is subtle but outstanding.

 Coffe Macarons at La Patisserie Chouquette

Coffe Macarons at La Patisserie Chouquette

 Sump Coffee Macarons at La Patisserie Chouquette

Sump Coffee Macarons at La Patisserie Chouquette

Food photography note: if you're an aspiring food photographer/instagrammer, Chouquette is perfect to work on technique. A few of these were shot in the shop, but most were taken home so I could play with different lighting, backgrounds, etc. The frangipanes, tiramisu, and coffee cake were all taken with a studio light (I hate the wood background, but I had already eaten everything by the time I realized that). The Sump macarons, last two canele shots, and the choux-nut were all taken with natural lighting. Working with beautiful products makes your photos instantly look better. 

La Patisserie Chouquette

1626 Tower Grove Ave

St. Louis, MO 63110

314.932.7935