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Best pies in Sonoma County
Move over cupcakes. The darling of the pastry-set these days are Whoopie Pies, a less precious, more lunchbox-friendly marriage of cake and cream.
Romantic treats for Valentine’s Day from the bounty of the county
Zix Treats: Sebastopol CPA turned semi-pro baker bakes up micro-batches of complex, herb-infused treats in a borrowed commercial kitchen. Getting a box is strictly a word-of-mouth affair.
When it comes to holiday treats, call in the professionals.
You. Someone special. A pot of fancy melted chocolate, bananas and two forks on a Saturday night. Let the games begin. The deets: Chocolate fondue in milk, dark or white chocolate for two with cake, cookies, fruit and other dip-ables. $18 for more fun than should be legal on Friday and Saturday evenings. Reservations recommended. [...]
The Donut Cafe has recently opened on Montgomery Drive (near Lepe’s Taqueria) to fulfill your early-morning pastry needs. These little pillows of sugary goodness are made fresh each day and they throw open the doors at 5am every day of the week, spurning eager-beaver joggers and health-nuts. Or maybe rewarding them
As owner of Sift, the Sonoma County’s first official cupcakery, Ballus is dedicated to the art of killer cupcakes. With a baker’s dozen (or so) flavors fresh made each day, she and her staff (of one) are barely keeping up with demand. Not exactly surprising when at least half the menu reads like a high-end cocktail list–Pink Champagne, Miami Vice, Limonata, the Irish Car Bomb and the Ooh La La. Cute, but just a little dangerous
Where to get the famous three milks cake
Chloe’s French Cafe is a best bet for croissants, French pastries and delish entrees.
Petaluma’s best bakery, Della Fattoria, is a European-style bistro serving up treats, sandwiches and great food