Something You Should Eat: Mango mousse from Pastel

November 26, 2010

I discovered the tiny Pastel! Cakes and More bakery along South Pulaski completely by accident.  I was heading down there to have lunch at the wonderful Birria Zaragoza, and couldn't help but poke my head inside.  What a great little find - a woman from the neighborhood had recently graduated from the French Pastry School and moved back to the area, bringing her wonderful cookies, flans and tarts to an area of the city that had never seen anything like them before.  When I was sampling some of the items, I noticed a large plastic cup, filled with some kind of creamy-white treat and topped with a swirl of red.  Turns out it's a mango mousse, dressed with a swizzle of strawberry, and it's among the lightest, fruit-filled mousses I've ever had.