Welcome in 2012 with a chocolate smorgasbord free for first 100 guests at each Pix location
PORTLAND, Oregon (November 29, 2011) – Chocolate mousse, chocolate ice cream, chocolate ganache, chocolate meringue, and chocolate beer…and more! The Chocolate Buffet opens at midnight and is free to the first 100 guests at EACH Pix location who purchase a beverage after 11 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.
Pix Pâtisserie can also help you make the holidays stress-free with unique treats from hostess gfits to dessert centerpieces for the holiday table. There is even a special champagne tea service, perfect for getting together with friends in the middle of the busy holiday season. And of course, bubbly! What holiday is complete without sparkling wine? At Pix, bubbles go with just about everything and throughout December guests can sip their way through 100 different sparklers! And for the wine enthusiast on your holiday list, all of the wine and bubbly on the Pix wine list is available for purchase at retail prices. For more information and to order any of the holiday desserts, please call 503-282-6539.
HOLIDAY SWEETS TO SHARE….AND TASTE!
Pix’s original holiday items include:
Shiny, edible chocolate ornaments with a milk chocolate and hazelnut filling. Box of Four $15 Box of Nine $30
Les Bûches de Noël ($36 for 9” cake):
· Bûches Traditional – The classic cake resembling the Yule log – chocolate flourless sponge cake rolled up with your choice of hazelnut, coffee or vanilla bean cream, complete with festive holiday Pixies! Add a quart of Pix ice cream for a real treat
· Sicilian – Canoli filling, kirsch cherries, chocolate mousse and chocolate flourless sponge cake
· Chocolate Port Fig – Shiny glazed chocolate mousse, port-soaked figs, salted Marcona almonds, chocolate ganache and chocolate cake
· Candy Cane Ice Cream Bûche – Peppermint chocolate chip ice cream with candy cane striped almond cake and chocolate flourless sponge cake.
These chardons are fabricated in the ancient method in which liqueur fills impressions made in a box of starch and left to crystallize for 36 hours, creating a fragile sugar shell with a liquid center that is then dipped in chocolate. It’s like a shot with a chocolate chaser! For the holidays Pix is making festive flavors such as Portland’s Clear Creak Douglas Fir, Black Maple Hill Premium Small Batch Kentucky Straight Bourbon and Austrian Nux Alpina Walnut Liqueur. $4 each
Moist French macarons made with ground almonds are available in limited festive flavors- candy cane, chestnut whiskey and pumpkin spice available by the dozen (assorted or 12 of one flavor). Macarons may also be shipped nationwide, visit www.pixpatisserie.com for more information.
Handmade Pix Chocolates
All Pix’s chocolates are crafted in-house and enrobed in 75 percent Tanzanie dark chocolate and come individually or in any assortment of flavors and gift boxes. Chocolates include: Spanish peanut, Fleur de Sel, Ambrosia, Amélie, Blue Cheese Truffle, Chipotle chocolate and Chocolate Drenched Drunken cherries. Visit www.pixpatisserie.com for descriptions, photos and prices of a variety of gift boxes. Chocolates may also be ordered for shipping anywhere in the US.
PIX Holiday Events:
DECEMBER BUBBLY SPECTACULAR – 31 DAYS. 100 SPARKLING WINES.
Check www.pixpatisserie.com for a complete list of events to celebrate the art of making bubbles. Pix will offer an amazing selection of 100 sparkling wines throughout the month. Special food pairings include oysters and bubbly and cheese and bubbly. Learn to saber and try sparklers from different regions. All tastings are free or have a suggested tasting fee.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
NEW YEAR’S DAY TEA TIME 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (N. Pix)
A special Sunday tea service to celebrate the New Year! The regular tea menu is available, as well as a special menu of 10 sparkling wines by the glass ranging in price from $5-$20 a glass just in case you are still celebrating! Reservations are required and must be made by December 30th.
About Pix Pâtisserie
Pix Pâtisserie has two locations in Portland’s SE and North neighborhoods offering elegant pastries, French macarons and handmade chocolates and ice cream, as well as a wide selection of dessert wines, craft beers, fine spirits and Bubbly. Pix received the 2011 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator for their extensive list of wines and champagnes. The original Pix on SE Division opened in January 2002 and adorned in yellow walls with comfy shoulder-to-shoulder seating. The North Williams location opened in 2005 and boasts a chocolate laboratory where customers can peek in on the mad scientists in the kitchen. With an upbeat fancy demeanor dotted with monkeys and fuzzy red wallpaper, the North Portland location offers Monday Movie Night and Sunday Tea. Don’t miss the Dessert Dim Sum night at SE Division and Concoct Yo’ Own Dessert. Pastry chef and restaurateur, Cheryl Wakerhauser trained at the Pâtisserie of MOF Philippe Urraca in Southern France. In 2001 she moved to Portland and set up shop at the Portland Farmer’s Market before opening her first pâtisserie. Pix Pâtisserie North, 3901 N. Williams Avenue, Portland; 503-282-6539; and 3402 SE Division St., Portland; 503-232-4407. www.pixpatisserie.com and on Twitter @PixPastisserie.