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 For those curious about Maison Danel’s Christmas offerings but are missing out, the French patisserie and restaurant is repeating the dinner special ($360 for four) for New Year’s Eve. Janelle Bitker,, "48 Bay Area restaurants serving special New Year’s Eve feasts for takeout," 22 Dec. 2020 Though the 8,900 square-foot space will eventually feature a full-service restaurant, only the on-site patisserie and cafe are currently open for takeout. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Times, "Culver City’s new food hall is now open; L.A. announces new COVID-19 dining restrictions," 18 Nov. 2020 The French cafe and patisserie has an a la carte menu of family-style appetizers, main and side dishes to takeout and reheat. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Thanksgiving 2020: Milwaukee restaurants that will be open or are offering takeout," 29 Oct. 2020 The male model was discovered two years ago while working in a Manhattan patisserie. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "High Fashion Fisherman, Hella Tall, Is Your New Male Model Obsession," 8 Oct. 2020 The French patisserie offers a Father’s Day gift set for $64 that includes two sandwiches (pan bagnat, pâté or jambon beurre), a six-pack of Kronenbourg 1664 beer and a six-pack of Baby Trops. Dallas News, "Dallas-Fort Worth restaurants offering Father’s Day specials," 13 June 2020 This is the first Wisconsin location for the French patisserie. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Le Macaron pastry shop just opened at The Corners of Brookfield," 12 June 2020 That is the highest negative rating since Pew started asking this question in 2005, and a 20-percentage-point rise since the patisserie bonding session at Mar-a-Lago. The Economist, "Daily chart Americans take an ever more negative view of China," 21 Apr. 2020 With its English-language name (which belies its broad multiculturalism), family-size sourdough breads and small selection of homey sweets, Circus is an outlier in a city that treasures polished patisseries. Dorie Greenspan, New York Times, "French as Apple Pie," 4 Mar. 2020

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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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29 Dec 2020

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“Patisserie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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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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