Rebecca Donze appeals to Los Angeles with the "Religieuse" [fr]

Proud of its gastronomy, the French Consulate in Los Angeles, goes off to discover the culinary talents of its jurisdiction, perfect ambassadors of French culture abroad.

A native of the Bordeaux region in France, Rebecca Donze made a bet that she can make known the French cream puff « Religieuse » to Angelinos. Creative and passionate, the young pastry chef, welcomes you in her kitchen, « The Sweet Nuns », on Pico Blvd., and produces customized choux buns on request, for your events. Rebecca, who states working mainly for events and in B2B, also offers cooking workshops for amateurs every other month. The choux buns specialist has many projects in mind, which she hopes will come to fruition as early as 2018…

Who are you and what is your background?

Rebecca, owner and pastry chef of The Sweet Nuns in Los Angeles. I began working in pastry five years ago, after a professional conversion following a Master degree in Philosophy. I spent one year abroad during my studies, at the University of California, Irvine and I fell under the American culture’s spell, with the desire to discover more about the country. Back in France, I took a training course in pastry baking with the objective of realizing my project in the United States. After that, I started out in Paris, at La Pâtisserie des Rêves (Philippe Conticini) then at L’Eclair de Génie (Christophe Adam), before setting up home in Los Angeles.

Why Los Angeles?

Because, I already knew the city after studying here, and I had some connections. I’ve been here for three years now.

Your speciality?

The Salted Caramel Nun! A classic, but not to be missed!

Your guilty pleasure?

Something very simple: I love good bread with cheese.

Your favorite neighborhood, your favorite places in Los Angeles?

It depends on what I am looking for… I like having a drink at the Candela on La Brea. The Mama Shelter in Hollywood and the Freehand in Downtown are two very enjoyable hotels. Finally, I recommend Garçons de café (also Downtown) to have a good glass of wine!

The Sweet Nuns
5450 W Pico Blvd, Unit 204 – Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 447-2200
Tuesday to Friday 2pm – 6pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4:30pm

Last modified on 29/08/2017

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