pa·tis·se·rie | \pə-ˈti-sə-rē, 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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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 Expect all the classics like perfectly cut sandwiches filled with smoked salmon, cucumber, or egg; warm scones heaped with jam and clotted cream; picture perfect patisseries; plus, a few festive surprises. Condé Nast Traveler, "What to Do in London in March 2018," 5 Mar. 2018 Owner Karine Favre-Massartic, who is from Paris, loves French poetry (hence the name) and the work of new-wave patisseries in France that are reimagining eclairs as edible art. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "New Montrose eclair specialist Café Poêtes is French to the core with Texas twists," 26 Feb. 2018 Or one of the many chocolateries and patisseries in Saint-Germain, Paris. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "Chocolate May Be Extinct by 2050, According to Scientists," 2 Jan. 2018

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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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