Pistache-Framboise

The chef made something new!

This is Pistache-Framboise, an almond-pistachio cake, with raspberry coulis, fresh raspberries, and cream.

Face Masks

The state government doesn’t want to be in the business of protecting people’s health and safety and has left decisions regarding these issues to the general public. Governor Greg Abbott said, “Removing state mandates does not end personal responsibility and caring for your family members, friends and others in your community.”

We will take personal responsibility to insure that our staff and our customers are safe. We will continue to wear face masks and gloves when interacting with customers. We will continue to wash our hands and practice social distancing. The sign on our door still says, “Please wear a face mask.” Our business is private property, not a public space, and we can require customers to wear a mask inside the store. But we shouldn’t need to do that. All of our customers are good people who will act responsibly.

Macarons are back!

We were knocked out by the storm for several days (no hot water). But we’re finally open today!

And we have macarons again! Today we have:

  • Coconut
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Hazelnut Vanilla
  • Passion Fruit, Milk Chocolate
  • Passionata (chocolate with raspberry)
  • Pistachio
  • Rose (with clove)

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Galettes des Rois

We are making a lot of Galettes des Rois—king cake. This is the French version, which people share to celebrate Epiphany (January 6th, the Twelfth day of Christmas). The Galette des Rois contains a fève, a little porcelain toy, and comes with a paper crown. We make these in three different sizes: for six, eight, or ten people. The idea is that after the cake is cut into pieces, the person who finds the fève becomes king for the day and gets to buy the next Galette des Rois. Our Galettes des Rois are filled with frangipane (almond) cream, as is traditional. We will be making these for the whole month of January.

We also have a smaller, two-serving version without the fève or crown.

Friday, January 8, 2021

The store is closed today, Friday, January 8, 2021. The chef is exhausted. We should be open again tomorrow.

New Year’s Schedule, 2020-2021

We are open today, December 30, 2020, but we have only macarons to sell and nothing else—no small cakes, no croissants. The chef is working on orders today.

Tomorrow, December 31, New Year’s Eve, we will have croissants and petits gateaux (small cakes) and we will be open for people to pick up their cake and galette orders.

Friday and Saturday, January 1-2, 2021, we will be closed.

We will be open again on Sunday, January 3 and then we will return to our usual schedule (closed Mondays and Tuesdays, open Wednesday through Sunday).

Bûche Champagne

Crème de Champagne, pear poached in Muscato, dark chocolate mousse and biscuit Sacher.

Bûche de Noël for New Year’s

If you would like to order a Bûche de Noël for New Year’s eve, please call as soon as possible. It takes three days to make one.

Also, we will be open on Sunday, December 27.

Holiday Schedule, 2020

Today is Christmas day. We’re closed today. Sorry.

The chef has spent the whole day sleeping after getting maybe two to five hours of sleep every day for the past week.

We will take off Saturday, December 26 as well. We have nothing in the store and we need to build up some stock again. We expect to open again on Sunday, December 27. Then, we will probably be closed again on Monday and Tuesday (December 28 and 29). Then, we will be open again on Wednesday, December 30. I don’t think we’ve made a decision yet about what to do New Year’s eve.