Living in St. Paul, we have access to amazing cuisine from all over the world. You name it, you can eat it here. Greek, Italian, Nepali, Korean, Japanese, Mediteranean, Indian, Mexican....it's all here.
And just a few blocks from my house, there is a pastry chef who was trained in Europe, and turns out the most incredible baked goods you will ever put on a doily lined china plate.
To my joy and delight Mari was back at work (that's my cake she's holding!)
Do you remember Mari? She suffered a horrific accident that I blogged about here.
I have been keeping tabs on her progress, what this young lady has been through in the last two years is unimaginable. And still, she smiles, and proudly shows off her new leg, and is back working at a job she loves. What an indominatable spirit.
Head to the corner of Randolph and Hamline, and just east of the Irish shop is La Patisserie. And the earlier you go, the better the chance that you will have a great selection. She bakes from scratch, every day, and everything is as fresh as it can possibly be. Will you have a chocolate croissant? An eclair? Perhaps a slice of the strawberry cake roll? Or a melt-in-your-mouth caramel bar? She is open Mon. through Fri. from 6:30 am to 5 pm, and on Saturday from 7 am until 3 pm.The selections change regularly, and seasonally. Before you know it, you will be a regular too.
(and tell Deb Kristi says hello!)
Photos courtesy of Miss Heather Hanson