Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sweets...

Asheville is blessed with many fine attributes. One of the finest is that it is a hub for talented pastry artisans and there are several shops here in town that offer up a delicious selection of baked goods and confectionary delights. Our usual hang out is Filo in Oteen, but when we're north of downtown, Creme Patisserie & Confectionery is a new favorite. They've been in business for about three years. For the first two years, they ran the business from their home and for about the last eight months maintained a cute retail shop on Merrimon. Above is a photo of some of the treats we picked up last night – creamy creme brulee, a mini berry cake, rose water meringues, chocolate-filled brioche, wild honey, and savory herb butter.

10 comments:

Bead-Mused said...

Oh my gosh, Andrew. Your blog never fails to make me mouth wateringly hungry!

peacockfairy said...

Oh, I would love to visit Asheville someday! It sounds so wonderful! Someone from our community just moved there to open a B & B.

Melissa J. Lee said...

Oh, that looks delicious. I have such a sweet tooth...

Marbella Designs said...

i have a sweet tooth too, those look yummy!

Janet said...

Yall know how to eat!

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

Oh. My. Goodness. How 'bout you hop on a plane with those lovelies and come see me? Chocolate filled brioche might just beat out my fave- chocolate filled croissants!

jeweledrabbit said...

Drool.

Erin said...

OMG! I have such a sweet tooth and I would be in Heaven! I'm glad I don't live there though, from the looks of things, I don't know if I would be able to control myself. I could get out of hand very easily with these sweets!
Maybe I would be able to distract myself enough with all of the other art and creativity that is there. :) I would love to visit Asheville someday to see all the artists and artisans that are based there.

jennifer said...

oooh, yummmm!

Andrew Thornton said...

Yum, yum indeed! I am craving some sweets right about now!