More than 20 bite-sized desserts available to taste along with beer and dessert wine pairings – all in miniature!
Editor’s Note: Dessert photographs available on request.
PORTLAND, Oregon (July 13, 2010) –Dim Sum Yum Yum at Pix Pâtisserie only rolls around once every few months so be ready to nab a seat before the next tray of roaming desserts passes you by. Get those chopsticks ready to taste a variety of mini desserts priced from $1.50 to $3. And don’t forget the beverage pairings with two-ounce Belgian beer tastes for $2 and one ounce dessert wines for $3. The next Dim Sum Yum Yum takes place on Monday, August 9 from 8 to 11 p.m. at 3402 SE Division. Some sweet treats will include tropical mini Tiki Tiki’s, a very cute Tart Ménage á Trois and always a few surprises only available for that evening. For more information, please visit www.pixpatisserie.com or call 503-232-4407. We will throw in a few fortune cookies for customers wearing their favorite kimono.
“Dessert Dim Sum is perfect for those who cannot make up their mind after looking in our pastry case,” said owner and pastry chef Cheryl Wakerhauser. “It’s a fun and affordable way to taste many of our products without going into sugar shock, and the beverage pairings just add to the culinary experience.”
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