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Looking for a Patisserie in Rhode Island?

Shazz Jul 12, 2013 08:26 PM

I have been on the search for European style gateau for a few years now? Was very sad when Ursula in Cranston closed...
The closest thing to the style of cakes I am looking for is what the carry at Whole Foods, which isn't that great a selection. I have been to Wrights Diary (they do have some cream cakes), Pastiche ( not what I am looking for as they carry buttercream style frostings), Scrumptious ( they really didn't have anything retail, everything had to be pre-ordered).
What I am used to is a shop like Payard's Bakery or Lady M's in NYC....anybody have any suggestions?

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    devan Jul 20, 2013 06:52 PM

    Try The French Confection in Middletown - http://www.thefrenchconfection.com/
    Lots of lovely things.

    1. digga Jul 15, 2013 05:14 PM

      I don't have a sweet tooth but how about Ellie's?

      http://graciesprovidence.com/ellies

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      1. re: digga
        Shazz Jul 15, 2013 06:35 PM

        Thanks have tried them, they have great macarons but no gateaux per se...:(

      2. CapeCodGuy Jul 13, 2013 06:35 AM

        There's Maison Villette if you want to come to Falmouth on the Cape. You won't find better French pastry outside of Paris. Search this board and you'll see what I mean. It's owned by the former head baker at the equally excellent PB Boulangerie in Welfleet., but this is even better IMO as the selection is greater.

        http://www.yelp.com/biz/maison-villatte-falmouth
        http://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/...

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        1. re: CapeCodGuy
          Shazz Jul 13, 2013 07:43 AM

          Thank you will do!

          1. re: Shazz
            CapeCodGuy Jul 13, 2013 12:57 PM

            Damn this thread. Happened to be in Falmouth today so i had to stop and get a fresh warm batard, pain au chocolate, and a couple of chocolate eclairs.

             
            1. re: Shazz
              CapeCodGuy Jul 13, 2013 01:00 PM

              a couple of more photos...

               
               
               
              1. re: CapeCodGuy
                Shazz Jul 13, 2013 03:01 PM

                Omg, thank u Soo much! This is what I was looking for! Now I just gotta get in the car n go!

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              Clams047 Jul 13, 2013 06:00 PM

              Interesting that they do bread and pastries. Don't believe I've ever seen a top-of-the-line bakery provide both.

              1. re: Clams047
                CapeCodGuy Jul 14, 2013 08:26 AM

                And both the bread and pastries are all top notch and worth the trip. The savories like quiche, croque monsieur and the like are excellent as well, not to mention the coffees.

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              Clams047 Jul 13, 2013 03:30 AM

              Good luck - best / closest you'll likely find is Modern Pastry in either Hartford or Boston (related shops). Both have outstanding fresh fruit & Italian rum cakes, among other items, including outstanding Italian cookies. Both do have cream-based items.

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              1. re: Clams047
                Shazz Jul 13, 2013 07:42 AM

                Love Modern Pastry esp their Torrone and cannoli!

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