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

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Café Poêtes is the work of Karine Favre-Massartic, a Paris born and raised lover of French poetry and the work of new wave patisseries in France who are reimagining eclairs as edible art. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "First look: Café Poêtes in Montrose," 22 Feb. 2018 The plain, narrow ground floor isn't much, save for the aroma of baking (the hotel’s patisserie counter is here). Audrey Phoon, Condé Nast Traveler, "25 Best Hotels in Singapore," 28 Feb. 2018 Paris—a city known for its charming patisseries, legendary art museums, and now, open-air urinals. Bridget Hallinan, Condé Nast Traveler, "Parisians Aren't Happy About the City's New Open-Air Urinals," 14 Aug. 2018 On the food side, Boutique Crenn will be part boulangerie, part patisserie and part restaurant with a every-changing menu. Justin Phillips, San Francisco Chronicle, "Dominique Crenn to open Boutique Crenn in San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower," 27 Feb. 2018 Architectural Digest Would Approve When designing the patisserie arm of Austin’s hipster-Gallic Le Politique, designer Melanie Raines wanted to evoke spaces like L.A.’s Bottega Louie and Paris’ Ladurée, filtered through a casual downtown lens. Leah Mennies, Bon Appetit, "Technicolor Croissants and More Glimpses Into the Future of Pastries," 3 Apr. 2018 Slices of white chocolate cherry blossom cake and mint macarons are available from Burrow patisserie in Dumbo. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "Hesperios Founder Autumn Hruby Just Opened a Cafe in Her Dreamy Manhattan Shop," 21 May 2018 Plus, the trend is not limited to French patisseries. Ashley Day, USA TODAY, "Creative croissants across the country," 18 Apr. 2018 Yes, and those huge étagères are straight out of a patisserie. Christine Pittel, House Beautiful, "How Designer Mary Jo Bochner Updated a 100-Year-Old Kitchen," 1 Apr. 2012

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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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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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