I told my son that I wanted to celebrate my birthday by doing a bakery tour in Eugene. We’ve been to Sweet Life Patisserie and I love it there, but I wanted to go somewhere new. A quick Google search and I had a list of a few promising places. First on my list? Noisette Pastry Kitchen. Their Instagram feed alone had me drooling.
I have to be honest here and admit that I wondered about the name. Was it a combination of “Noisy” and “Dinette”? Or maybe the pastry chef was one of those women whose parents looked back in their family tree and picked an old-fashioned name. “That’s Miss Noisette back there making cakes.”
Turns out that I was not only wrong on the name origin but wrong in pronunciation as well. My son had to correct me and tell me that it’s french for hazelnut and pronounced Nu wha zette. Well, excuse me…
We walked in the door and I thought I had died and gone to pastry heaven. The selection was beautiful….
…such a great combination of sweet and savory. It was so hard to choose. We finally settled on a ham, leek and potato brioche with Gruyère and a cannele, both of which I had never had. I had a hazelnut steamer to round it all out.
Every bit of it was so good and flavorful and only around $8 for each of us. A very affordable luxury. The big windows at the front of shop let the sun come in and the tables and chairs were very inviting…
I think I may have just found another favorite place in Eugene. Can’t wait to go back.