I paid a belated visit to Abondance owned by Bernard Heberle, a French national like me, in Hamamatsu City to see how well he was doing.
Mind you, I didn’t worry a iota as he has recently been elected the best Cake Shop in the Prefecture!
You can’t miss the elegant blue-colored shop in front of the Seirei Hospital!
Not many cake shops have a doormat, a sure sign of attention to customers?
The man himself who has been running his shop among many other concerns for the past 9 years!
Bernard hails from Souffleheim in Alsace, France!
His “Cuisinier de France” award!
Bernard has a passion for anything called a Citroen car!
Sophisticated biscuits are waiting for you!
And of course elegant macarons!
And now the cakes!
I didn’t have much time checking the names for fear to bother the customers!
Taking photographs was already quite a scramble!
I love the marbled chocolate finish!
Cassis cakes with locally-grown blueberries and raspberries!
Snow in Summer?
Don’t forget to check Abondance’s Homepage for the right names!
A fruit rainbow?
Cream to savor with a fork?
A favorite of mine with the little macarons!
Those two look like intimate lovers!
Bernard’s best seller!
Now, where do all these blueberries come from?
Well, Bernard always tries to get his seasonal fruit locally and his blueberries are grown for him at Aoitori Blueberry Orchard in Hamamatsu City!
Bernard with Satoshi Satoh/佐藤聡さん, first-generation blueberry grower for the last five years!
You can also pick blueberries there in season for a very reasonable fee!
A very clean and modern orchard where no pesticides are allowed!
Satoh San cultivates 20 varieties of these beauties for a regular supply.
Incidentally, he also grows some trees for Bernard’s sole use!
Aerial water supply!
Bernard’s trees are hidden behind these!
All fruits are ripened on the trees. These will be late bloomers.
Can’t wait to eat these when fully ripe!
Next, bernard is trying to convince Satoh San to grow raspberries!
430-0906 Hamamatsu City, Naka Ku, Sumiyoshi, 2-14-27
Business hours: 10:00~20:00
Closed on Tuesdays and 3rd Wednesday
431-1202 Hamamatsu City, Nishi Ku, Gomatsu machi, 2497
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