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An Afternoon at Mistral

Walking into Mistral around noon, I almost expected to see some sort of secret, daytime chaos that would explain how the restaurant pulls off its perfectly orchestrated dinners. But the restaurant was pristine and silent, sunlight poured into the room through large windows, and the kitchen hummed quietly in the background. In a few hours, the restaurant would be lit only by the tentacles of chandeliers and filled with the clink of forks on plates and the murmur of wait staff getting to know their guests.
I met with Shane Gray, Mistral’s pastry chef, and Mark D’Alessandro, the general manager, at …


Friday’s Boston Bakes roadtrip ends at Bakers Best

What a perfect ending to a perfect day!! Our last stop on our road trip was to Bakers Best in Newton Highlands. Couldn’t have picked a better place to stop! The red velvet whoopee pies are amazing and big enough to feed an army! Chef de cuisine of Bakers Best Christophe Marquant has a long history with Boston Bakes and we’re so happy to be working with him again! He is such an extraordinary and talented pastry chef, we can’t wait to see what comes out of his kitchen next!

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Maura Kilpatrick’s desserts shine for Boston Bakes!

For as long as I can remember Oleana in Cambridge has been participating in Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. When Sofra Bakery & Cafe opened, they too joined Boston Bakes offering us wonderful desserts with an Eastern Mediterranean influence.
All desserts at both Oleana and Sofra are from the incredible pastry chef Maura Kilpatrick.  Maura has been named Best of Boston, Best Pastry Chef four times and in 2009 received the Star Chefs rising star award.
Sicilian Almond Cremolata with Chocolate Panino
For Boston Bakes 2011, May 2-8th, if you visit Sofra Bakery & Café in Cambridge Maura will tempt you with Kunefe …