The city’s top tier sweets-makers put their talents to good use for a good cause during Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer. From Monday, May 6th through Sunday, May 12th, participating restaurants will be donating the proceeds from a designated dessert to breast cancer research and care. Feast your eyes on the treats below and plan your philanthropic outings accordingly.
Two of the season's most well-loved and oft-paired ingredients are so honored by pastry chef Christina Larson. For Bar Mezzana's Boston Bakes dessert, the talented baker and confectioner is working on a Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with macerated strawberries, toasted pistachios, vanilla pastry cream and strawberry rhubarb sorbetto.
Cafe du Pays
233 Cardinal Medeiros Avenue Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 314-7297
Leaning on the French side of their French Canadian roots, Cafe du Pays will be serving a Chocolate Pot de Creme during Boston Bakes. The indulgent, after-dinner treat comes with sabayon, berries and buckwheat - bon appétit!
The folks at Field & Vine are making Muhallabiyeh in honor of Boston Bakes. The Lebanese dessert, which is weetened with honey, includes rose hip jam, hibiscus flowers, pistachio and a citrus-sesame tuille.
With eight locations across the city, Flour Bakery & Cafe gives you plenty of chances to do good during Boston Bakes. Just find the nearest outpost of Joanne Chang's award-winning spot and scoop up one (or a dozen!) of their new seasonal muffins — the Strawberry Mascarpone, which combines tangy mascarpone and sweet strawberry preserves in a tender buttermilk muffin.
The fresh and honest philosophy at Henrietta's Table is on full display in their Boston Bakes dessert; the simple-yet-delicious, seasonal-but-timeless Farmers Custard comes with mixed berries and shortbread cookies.
86 Cambridge Street Burlington, MA 01803 781-270-0100
Why settle for one dessert when you can have a whole box of 'em? L'Andana's Biscotti Box includes a collection of biscotti — chocolate chip, chocolate filled with vanilla buttercream, Linzer and vanilla bean shortbread — to be enjoyed with your after-dinner coffee or at home (or somewhere in between).
One Kendall Square Cambridge, MA 02139 617-958-3354
Swing through Cambridge and pick up a rose palmier at Mamaleh's. Pastry chef Rachel Sundet and her team at the One Kendall deli are making extra batches of the traditional French pastry (also known as a pig's or an elephant ear).
Patry chef Shane Gray takes the traditional combo of strawberry and rhubarb to next level deliciousness during Boston Bakes. Get to Mistral for the Warm Strawberry Rhubarb Tart with crème fraîche ice cream - it's for a good cause.
The team at South End Buttery dresses up an old school favorite for the philanthropic occasion, dipping their brown butter Rice Krispies treat in pink sprinkles. Pop over to Shawmut Ave for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up for the cause.
One Kendall Square Cambridge, MA 02139 617-848-4355
The peeps at State Park are planning a rotating array of ice cream sandwiches for Boston Bakes. This one here is coffee ice cream with snickerdoodles and candied almonds but they're going to switch things up as the mood strikes so you'll just have to take your chances.
470 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 617-477-4851
The carefully-curated dessert list at JP fave Tres Gatos is up for grabs during Boston Bakes. Take your pick between specialties-of-the-house ( like Crema Catalan and Churros con Chocolate - proceeds from both will be donated to the cause.