Visit Pix Patisserie in costume after 5 p.m. on October 31st for some REAL chocolate treats
Editor’s Note: Halloween photographs available on request.
PORTLAND, Oregon (September 28, 2010) – Pix Pâtisserie brings out the child in all of us at Halloween with delightful chocolate and marzipan Trick-or-Treaters, Pumpkin Patch Macarons and Fall desserts from the Icabod Crème to Le Tigre d’Epice. For trick-or-treaters of all ages, Pix will pass out chocolate treats for everyone in costume starting at 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 31st. Trick-or-Treater – this chocolate ganache covered pecan is draped with marzipan with a marshmallow jack-o-lantern in tow. Each Trick-or-treater is $3.75 each. Pumpkin Patch Macaron – a pumpkin-shaped French macaron with cheesecake filling in a patch of chocolate covered chow mein noodles. $6.50 per item. Coming this October 2010: Ichabod Crème – a crisp crust filled with spiced almond cream, curried pecans, caramel and topped with a pumpkin crème brûlée. 7”- $34. Le Tigre d’Epice – gingerbread mousse with cognac buttercream and cognac macerated dried winter fruits. 6” – $35 and the 8”-$40. The Nutcracker is a step beyond your average pecan pie. This tart is packed with pecans, Spanish almonds, cashews, hazelnuts and bittersweet chocolate chips. 7” tart – $30; 9” tart – $35 Chocolate Port Fig Tart – A shiny glazed chocolate mousse surrounded by port-soaked figs on top; chocolate ganache, more figs, and a chocolate flourless sponge soaked with port on the bottom. 7” – $34
About Cheryl Wakerhauser
Pastry chef and restaurateur Cheryl Wakerhauser (a.k.a. Pix), is known for her eccentric and distinctive style that intertwines an array of flavors and textures in every dessert creation. After a short-lived career studying to be an astronaut, Cheryl trained at the pâtisserie of chef Philippe Urraca (awarded the Meilleur Ouvrier de France). A graduate of the University of Minnesota in Food Science and Business Management, Cheryl was introduced to fresh, flavorful food during her travels to the Philippines and Thailand. After graduation she attended culinary school in Canada and studied in France. When she has time, she still loves to travel and tries to spend one month a year in France seeking inspiration for her next dessert creation or new macaron flavor.
About Pix Pâtisserie
Pix Pâtisserie has two locations in Portland’s SE and North neighborhoods offering elegant pastries, French macarons, and handmade chocolates and ice cream, as well as a wide selection of dessert wines, craft beers, fine spirits and Bubbly. The original Pix on SE Division opened in January 2002 and is adorned in yellow walls with comfy shoulder-to-shoulder seating. The North Williams location opened in 2005 and boasts a chocolate laboratory where customers can peek in on the mad scientists in the kitchen. With an upbeat fancy demeanor dotted with monkeys and fuzzy red wallpaper, the North Portland location offers Monday Movie Night and Sunday Tea. Don’t miss the Dessert Dim Sum night at SE Division and Concoct Your Own Dessert. Pastry chef and restaurateur, Cheryl Wakerhauser trained at the Pâtisserie of MOF Philippe Urraca in Southern France. In 2001 she moved to Portland and set up shop at the Portland Farmer’s Market before opening her first pâtisserie. Pix Pâtisserie North, 3901 N. Williams Avenue, Portland; 503-282-6539; and 3402 SE Division St., Portland; 503-232-4407. www.pixpatisserie.com. Follow Pix on Twitter @PixPatisserie.