Patisserie: Jour Du Muguet in Okabe, Fujieda !
Toshiyuki and kazumi Nakanishi!
Toshiyuki Nakanishi had a lot of courage when he decided to open his own patisserie quite a few years ago in Okabe, Fujieda City with his wife Kazumi which is from the same place.
But it handsomely paid off because of the dearth of good cakes in this seemingly off the beaten tracks village part of Fujieda City.
A French atmosphere !
The patisserie looks like a small shop in the French countryside!
Truth to tell, Toshiyuki had already made his name before moving to his wife’s home village, including a winter stint at Chez Allex, a patisserie which earned no less than two MOF in Chalon sur saone, Bourgogne, France!
“Jour Du Muguet” means “Lily of the Valley day”, a celebrated family festival day back in France!
In fact the choice of Okabe proved to be a weapon in disguise as the shop is located near a main thoroughfare and a regular bus station, and has its own car park, meaning that the locals are very happy to ride, walk, drive there to buy cakes they would have to travel far to find the same quality!
The small kids playplace seen from outside1
Although the shop itself is barely bigger than the kitchen, it is big enough even including a small shelf with toys for kids to play with!
And of course it is spotless clean!
Kazumi lokks after the shop while Toshiyuki keeps busy in kitchen!
Note that the place is closed on Tuesdays and on the 3rd or 4th Monday.
Come early as cakes disappear quickly!
A decent choice !
half of the fresh cakes are seasonal although they include permanent features such rolled cakes and succuent petit choux/chou cream (definitely for adults)!
Interestingly enough there quite a few expats with a sweet tooth living in the area and don’t be surprised if you suddenly discover a loud speaking Ozzie there!
And more cakes!
For the kids while their mothers are having a hard time choosing their cakes!
Toshiyuki’s cakes are simply put first class but a big bonus comes with his bicuits, pound cakes and what other delicacies, either sold individually,…
or in nice wrappings for presents!
And Toshiyuki has the great merit to advertise and sell local products of great quality and originality!
Every visit is definitely worth the long way (in my case, especially!) and I know so many people, Japanese or expats, who agree!
JOUR DU MUGUET
〒421-1131 Shizuoka Prefecture, Fujieda City, Okabe, Uchigaya, 900-4
Opening hours: 10:00~19:00
Closed on Tuesdays and 3rd or 4th Monday
Car Park available
Custom-made cakes orders welcome!
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