pa·​tis·​se·​rie | \ pə-ˈti-sə-rē How to pronounce patisserie (audio) , pä- \
variants: or pâtisserie

Definition of patisserie

2 : a pastry shop

Examples of patisserie in a Sentence

a delicious selection of French patisserie
Recent Examples on the Web Storefronts tout everything from French patisserie to kebabs, the streets are clean if not beautiful, and the houses neatly kept. Saphora Smith, NBC News, 1 Dec. 2021 The new Ritz Bar and Le Comptoir, a patisserie full of the finest French sweets, are other must-see spots. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 19 Oct. 2021 Located overlooking the Kamo River, the new Japanese restaurant within the hotel will be run by Jean-Georges with only 18 seats featuring a sushi counter and a patisserie. Jim Dobson, Forbes, 11 Sep. 2021 Neapolitan pizza from Constadino Pizza, Dean’s Beauty Salon natural hair oils and French patisserie from French Kiss are just a few of the products vendors offer. Jozie Donaghey, oregonlive, 17 Aug. 2021 The 220-room hotel is also home to four acclaimed restaurants as well as a patisserie and a cigar bar. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 16 Aug. 2021 Oversized geometric shapes house a tea lounge and patisserie and also cover some walls. Jennifer Kester, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 Now, François Perret, the hotel’s pastry chef since 2016, is cementing that reputation with Le Comptoir, a patisserie that opened at the property earlier this week. New York Times, 10 June 2021 Salt Lake City’s quintessential French patisserie is baking up two show-stopping desserts to celebrate moms. The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 May 2021

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First Known Use of patisserie

1594, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for patisserie

French pâtisserie, from Middle French pastiserie, from pasticier to make pastry, from Old French *pastitz cake, from Vulgar Latin *pasticium, from Late Latin pasta dough

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The first known use of patisserie was in 1594

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6 Dec 2021

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“Patisserie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of patisserie

: a shop that sells cakes, cookies, etc. : a pastry shop
: the things that are sold in a patisserie


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