Create your own dessert with more than 30 ingredients or order the Black Box with mystery ingredients – Wednesday, May 26, 7 p.m. to midnight
Editor’s Note: Dessert photographs available on request.
PORTLAND, Oregon (May 24, 2010) – Lemon curd, gold leaf, puff pastry and Pix “nutella” are just a few of the ingredients waiting for your inner pastry chef at the next Concoct Your Own Dessert night on Wednesday, May 26th from 7 p.m. to midnight at Pix Patisserie’s SE Division St. location. Choose from over 30 ingredients and decorations to create your own dessert – to make and then eat! Or if you are feeling risky, order the Black Box with mystery ingredients picked by the chef. All concoctions are $8 each. For more information, please call 503-232-4407. No reservations are necessary.
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 MOF chef Philippe Urraca in Southern France. In 2001 she moved to Portland and set up shop at the Portland Farmers Market. The next year, the first Pix Pâtisserie opened its doors on SE Division, bringing European flare and edible art to Portland with an assortment of elegant pastries and handmade chocolates. To complement each delectable masterpiece, Pix Pâtisserie serves a wide variety of dessert wines, sparkling wine, craft beers, and fine spirits.
Cheryl opened her second location in North Portland in 2005, along with an in-house chocolate laboratory with small windows for customers to peek at the pastries, macarons and chocolates being crafted on site. 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 Yo’ 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