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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Park Slope Pastries With Belgian Roots

From the New York Times:

Hubert Colson owns a pastry shop in Mons, Belgium. Yonatan Israel, a native of Paris, is a filmmaker in New York. Together they have opened Pâtisserie Colson, a trim little pastry shop and cafe at 374 Ninth Street (Sixth Avenue), Park Slope, Brooklyn; (718) 965-6400. Mr. Israel was able to spend some time in Mons learning how to run a bakery because his father is a business partner of Mr. Colson’s. Mr. Israel hired Michelle Doll-Olson to do the baking, using some of Mr. Colson’s recipes: pains au chocolat ($2 each); financiers, some topped with dark chocolate (75 cents and $1.50); chocolate mousse ($3.50); an almond-scented Belgian rice pudding tart ($3.50); and a folded brioche with raisins or chocolate ($2.50). Homemade ice cream and waffles are also served, along with sandwiches, salads and cheese plates, and beer and wine.

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