Pastry Watch: Another Pro to Look for

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Kugelhopf photo by Kristen Baggerly for SFoodie.

For those of you who checked out pastry chef Belinda Leong’s baked goods pop-up at Flour + Water a couple weeks ago, you’ll be happy to know you can now find her goods at Four Barrel Coffee and Bar Agricole. SFoodie reports, “she will make European-style pastries three days a week while maintaining her position as pastry chef at Manresa. The two locations will initially sell her kouign amann (layered French pastry), kugelhopf (small Alsatian cake), sable chocolate (double chocolate cookie), and a seasonal coffee cake.” She will reportedly leave Manresa in October in order to ramp up into full bakery production mode, and will widen her distribution to other outlets. The piece also mentions she is looking for a San Francisco location to open b. Patisserie, her retail shop. Is 2011 the year of pastry? I think so. Yay.