Friday, April 18, 2008

Jin Patisserie

I've been meaning to do this post on Jin for awhile but just never got around to do it. So here I am, updating my blog and doing other things than writing my paper for graduate school. =T I first heard about Jin on t.v. and have read about this place in the paper as well. Apparently the place is owned by Kristy Choo who is a young unconventional pastry chef and has brought the popularity of afternoon tea to Venice Beach. A friend of mine really likes this place cause he's into afternooon tea and stuff. Yes.. guys can appreciate afternoon tea as well! It's not just a "chick" thing. =) But then if we're talking about a group of guys having afternoon tea on a Saturday afternoon, eating dainty pretty desserts and drinking tea...then.... hmm...no comment! Haha! ANYWAYS.. So my friend offered to take me since I've never been there before and I just wanted to see what all the hype was about! =)

First of all, I want to warn you that it took me forever to find street parking along Abbot Kinney Boulevard. I haven't visited Venice Beach since I was a kid.. so I didn't know what to expect when I got there. But yea.. parking was a pain.. especially on a Saturday afternoon.. goodluck!

When I first walked into Jin Patisserie, I thought the place was pretty cute. It was definitely smaller than what I had imagined but there was a nice cozy feel about the environment. I guess I would interpret this place as the modern classy teahouse. Its definitely not the American afternoon tea establishments like Sweet Divas in Brea or Victorian Tea Manor in Orange where the teahouse has hand-painted flowers on the walls and the customers wear cutesy big hats while they enjoy a cup of tea. Those places are definitely not my cup of tea. But Jin is a place where you can sit outdoors in their nice patio area on a nice sunny day, enjoy some dessert and tea, and chillax with a friend IF you can snag a table because the place IS really small.


Anyways, my friend recommended that I get the Afternoon Tea Set ($19). There was the cake set, and scone set but the Afternoon Tea set provided the most variety and samples from their pastry and cake selections. The set also included a pot of their infused tea. They actually had a nice selection of tea in their menu. They had 35 different varieties of green, black, scented, organic, and white tea. I decided to order Jasmine Tea since I love the scent of Jasmine. But the Afternoon Tea Set basically included two egg finger sandwich, a slice of cake, a praline mousse, a meat filed pastry, and some mini sweet desserts. The homemade raffles scones were accompanied by little pots of clotted cream and strawberry jam. My overall impression of the Afternoon Tea Set? It was "okay".... I mean.. I really don't know what all the hype is about. It definitely wasn't filling for me and I understand that all afternoon teas are expensive but.. I don't know if I would order this the next time I come back. I would probably want try something from their good selection of pretty delicate desserts or even order from their lunch menu.




In addition to the cakes, pastries, scones and quiches at Jin, Choo also makes cakes, cookies and chocolate candies, which are sold at a retail counter inside. Jin is also known for their nice selection of handmade macaroons which I bought some to take home to give as a gift to my friends and family. Beware.. the edible arts ain't cheap! But if your like me and like to try everything, it doesn't hurt to splurge every once in awhile. =) Jin is a cute place... I don't know if I would go out of my way to visit this place again. It took me a good hour and half in traffic to drive to Venice from Cerritos.. plus parking there sucked! I guess if I was in the area and happened to come across this place again.. then I would go. Buuut otherwise.. its more like a been there done that thing.

Jin Patisserie
1202 Abbot Kinney Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 399-8801

http://www.jinpatisserie.com/

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