Market Chef : Laura Widener
Up this week in the Chef Demo line-up, we’ve got a real Montavilla favorite ; Laura Widener! Or, as frequenters of her Stark St. pastry shop know her, Pastrygirl. Last year, she graced us with a dazzling demo that celebrated all the goodness of Oregon berries, and this year she’s back to bring us a little more sugary sweetness!
Since we last checked in, business has exploded for this local pastry diva, which is of course great for her, but has also really brought a boost to our beautifully blooming ‘hood. Her shop has drawn lots of media attention, from an appearance on KGW this past spring (watch a clip here!) to a terrific review in the Mercury. Wedding websites that cater to stressed out brides run out of laudatory adjectives when they take a stab and describing how truly show-stopping her wedding work can be. (Serious cake porn can be found here, on her Facebook page!) We also have it on good authority that she recently make a pretty sweet 60th Birthday party cake for a certain Montavilla Market regular in the shape of a 1950′s TV set.
Just in case cake baking isn’t enough, Widener offers cookies, tarts and ice cream-aplenty at her elegant little shop, so if you’re in the mood for a little dessert after all that healthy Farmers Market stuff, pop in, grab a treat and enjoy!
In the meantime, come see her do her stuff this Sunday at the chef demo table! See you at the Market!