The desserts are the most appraised
things in Balcarce because has the legacy of masterful confectioners
and dessert cookers of first level in the nation. Recognized gastronomies
prescription that are famous in all the country, like its famous
authentic dessert from Balcarce, exquisite combination of ingredients
with base of sponge cake, meringue, “dulce de leche”,
whipped cream, grated cocunut, powder vanilla, “marrons glacés”,
nuts, praline cream, almond paste and powdered sugar for the icing,
which in many cases has an imprint of the first letter of the place
where it is produced. The result is a singular taste, typical of
homemade desserts. The secret of this pie is in the quality of the
raw materials and in not using food additives.
At the beginning, the dessert would be know as "Imperial"
and its history dates back to the days of the pastry-shop called
París, owned by Guillermo Talou. Afterwards, the trademark
was sold to a company from Mar del Plata, where it was renamed "Postre
Balcarce", due to its origin.
The dessert may be purchased at some pastry-shops in Balcarce and
it is a dish always present in the menus al the city bars and restaurants,
where customers may order a piece of this delicious cake.
But the sweet flavor is not only present in this dessert. Balcarce
has an excellent proposal of confectioneries that elaborate “alfajores”,
chocolats, caramels, liqours and many other desserts that have the
common denominator of the quality of their natural ingredients.