Thursday, July 11, 2013

B. Patisserie

A few weekends ago I had the opportunity to meet up with a few of my pastry school girlfriends. One of whom has a macaron bakery in Venezuela and was on her honeymoon in the States. After a really late brunch... okay it was pretty much breakfast at 1pm, we headed over to B. Patisserie. B Patisserie is a magnificent pastry shop opened by Belinda Leong about six months ago in Pacific Heights. If you haven't heard of her, she's done stints all across Europe (including Pierre Herme), and was the pastry chef at Gary Danko and Manresa. The clean look and modern lines of pastry shop is very reminiscent of Philippe Conticini's La Patisserie des Reves, though she designed an open kitchen with a back wall lined with refrigerators. Since a couple of my friends worked at Pierre Herme, and she was curious about my stint at Plaza Athenee, we had quite a bit to chat about. However meeting the chef, and the amazing decor (including  seasonal tree wall mural decorated with macarons), did not overshadow the pastries.