Our quiches next door, every day! (almost)

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Since almost two months now, our individual quiches are sold at the Ange Noir Café in Bushwick, Brooklyn (one block away from Roberta’s, so, hum, grab a quiche lorraine or a ratatouille + feta cheese one before you wait on line to get a table there. Quiche will open your appetite…).

A very nice place where you can also get good coffee, salads, other French pastries, and attend a concert by local artists at night. The owners are French and recently took over the coffeeshop, having great ambitions and projects. We are happy to be a part of it!

Ange Noir Café
247 Varet Street, Bushwick (718) 710 1188. Train : L to Morgan Avenue. Open from 7am to 10 pm.

Vive la France ! Vive New York!

We made it!

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Heureuses ! (picture taken by Elizabeth T. J.)

Last July 15th, for Bastille Day celebration with the FIAF, we had baked a lot of pastries and quiches, and were a little bit nervous. Indeed, we were playing with the big guys that day : our stand neighbors were famous New York pastry places as Paillard, Financier, Mille Feuilles…

But nevertheless, it was a great success for the little Pistache. A huge success. Kouign amann, zezettes de Sète, gâteaux basques, canelés, quiches or pissaladières vanished in less than three hours. Yes, we sold out, being sorry not to satisfy the customers who came back for another bite of the pastry they had liked the most.

We ended that day, tired, extremely, but so happy. And thankful for all the good answers and curiosity from the public, but above all thankful to our two wonderful friends, Flore and Laure, who were with us behind the stand. We would never have been able to manage that day without them. Mille merci, les filles.

Here are some images…

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The stand, eventually empty…

 

See you next year, definitely!

Let’s go, children of the Pat(isse)rie!*

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Dear Pistache friends,

the time has come to show us your support! We will celebrate Bastille Day on Sunday July 15th organized by the FIAF (French Institute Alliance Française) on 60th street, between 5th avenue and Lexington avenue, and we want you to come visit us, with family, friends, neighbors!

Bastille Day (the date is actually July 14th on the calendar, but the tradition in New York calls for a Sunday festival) celebrates the French Revolution in 1789, when people of France kicked out King, Queen and nobility from Versailles and send everybody to the Bastille’s jail (to make a long story short).

Every year since then, July 14th is always a day of fun : street fairs, concerts, fireworks, a great ball in every city and village to end the night with a the love of the Republic.

Next Sunday, our expatriates’s patriotic feeling will be expressed with a tribute to traditional French pastries. Expect macarons, canelés, kouign amann, tartes, amandines, quiches, bien sûr! But also some surprises on the table, sweet as much as savories.

All along the week until sunday, we will try to keep you posted about our preparations. But be sure that we can not wait to meet you there!

Bastille Day with the FIAF, open to the public :
Sunday July 15th, from 12 pm to 5 pm. 60th Street between Fifth and Lexington Avenues (map)
Subway: 456 to 59th & Lexington; NR to 59th & 5th Ave.; E to 53rd St.; F to 63rd St.
Bus: M1M2M3M4 or Q31 to 59th St. Or M5 to 58th St.

* “Allons enfants de la Patrie!” (let’s go children of the homeland) is the first line of the French national anthem, written during the French Revolution.

Pistache loves traditional American pastries (and enjoys baking them too!)

The first time I (Christine) ever saw a red velvet cake, my eyes almost popped out.

Why would a cake be this color if there’s no red fruit in it? What was the point?

I tasted it with my lips curled in skepticism, and was not impressed.

A few years later, I found myself facing this devil cake for the second time at a sweet little angel’s first birthday party, and I finally understood what it takes for red velvet cakes to be delicious: moistness and a very good frosting.

This is what Pistache offers–a beautiful, soft and tasty red velvet cake (with a little French secret pinch to it) and voilà!

Pistache’s red velvet cake…

There is another typical American cake which (this time) I fell in love with at first taste: the famous New York cheesecake!

I first tried one at Junior’s, and wanted more and more and…

Pistache is baking a fabulous cheesecake with a pastry-crisp crust, enhanced with the amazing taste of Muscovado sugar.

We are pleased to tell you that you can order these wonderful cakes ; click here for further details.

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… and Pistache’s cheesecake!

We are back at the Dekalb Market

Happy 4th of July!

Our french national celebration is coming soon as well (July 14th) and Pistache will celebrate it “en grandes pompes”* as we say back there. We will let you know everything about it very soon.

Before that, another important date to note : we loved it last time, so here we are again, at the Dekalb Market in Brooklyn, this Saturday July 7th. Come again, bring or send some friends, share the news around! We will welcome you with our amandines, kouign amann, canelés, a TON of chouquettes, quiches now served with fattoush salad, and some new delights : flaky palmiers (“elephant ears”, we were told…), strawberry jam, and summery crumble tarts (apricots, raspberries and almonds : hourra!).

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New this saturday : a seasonal raspberries, apricots and almond crumble tartelette…

So, happy birthday America, and see you on Saturday!

The Dekalb Market is located at 38 Willoughby Street (@Flatbush Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Trains : B, Q, R to Dekalb Ave, A, C, F & R to Jay St. Metrotech. We will be there from 11 am to 7 pm.

* With great pomp