Since her cake brand’s debut, she has prepared desserts for A-listers like David Beckham and world-renowned chef Ferran Adrià.
She charges $150 to $450 for her tasting menu, and $110 to $2,000 for her splendid cakes depending on the size and type. It’s also worth noting that all Été guests must first buy a cake before they can dine. While this may seem like a steep price for dessert, Shoji’s price is the way it is because of the quality of fruit she uses.
But why does she put heavy emphasis on fruit in the first place? While the rest of the world glorifies partaking on a complicated dessert after a luxurious meal, the Japanese would rather enjoy a shiny strawberry or a perfectly smooth slice of melon, both at peak ripeness.
Of course, it’s also worth noting that the flavor of Japanese fruit rivals every other food in the world. This is because Japanese growers design their trees to produce less fruit, to ensure that everything grows with amplified flavor.