Alex Blackwood

Metro's Star of the Week: L’atelier du fromage's blueberry tart

Every week, Metro showcases an unsung hero in Auckland’s ever-evolving food landscape: a dish, a morsel, a bite, a drink, a sweet or savoury treat which we think deserves to be celebrated. We tell you why we love it, and why you might too. 

The Queen of Hearts
She made some tarts,
    All on a summer's day;
The Knave of Hearts
He stole those tarts,
    And took them clean away.
The King of Hearts
Called for the tarts,
    And beat the knave full sore;
The Knave of Hearts
Brought back the tarts,
    And vowed he'd steal no more.

- Anonymous, April 1782


Let’s all be honest with ourselves. That knave was lying, that vow is worthless and he is going to steal more tarts. Because tarts are fantastic and he probably has no other way of obtaining them. How much money does a knave make? Anyway. I am by no means suggesting you steal tarts. I am suggesting that you obtain tarts. Specifically, L’atelier du fromage’s blueberry tart.

It isn’t hard to find a good tart. Tarts, in general, are good things. But a truly excellent, faultless, crusty, crumbly, sweet and (forgive me) tart tart is hard to find.

L’atelier du fromage’s blueberry tart is that tart. Creamy custardy goodness, balanced with the fruity, juiciness of the blueberry all encased in light, coconut-dusted short pastry.

Perfection is simple. And goes very well with a glass of chardonnay, actually.

Last week's star: Braeburn apples.

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