Patisserie 46 crib sheet
Here's a quick recap of this week's Dish column on Patisserie 46, with the essentials of what you need to know when you go:
Craig Lassig The high art of les petits gateaux.
4552 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis
Prices start at $1; whole cakes priced up to $38
Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 7 a.m. -6 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. -2 p.m.
Who should go: Anyone who's not limiting her sugar intake. Patisserie 46 serves all sorts of gorgeous sweets prepared by John Kraus, one of the top pastry chefs in the country.
What to order: The must-orders are many: canelé, Gibassier, ham-Gruyère-béchamel croissant, and anything chocolate (pain au chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate-passion fruit macarons, and the ever-so artful petite gateaux.)
What to skip: Nothing.
Where to sit: Seating is limited but there are several shaded tables out front during warm weather. The interior fireplace should make the space cozy in winter, too.
When to go:Right now it's a great spot for breakfast, snacking, and picking up edible gifts. Soon they'll be serving more savory items like soups and sandwiches for lunch and dinner. The lines can be insane on weekends, and I suspect they'll only get worse, so be prepared to wait and take your order with you--maybe for a picnic at nearby Lake Harriet?