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Chat with Pastry Chefs Heather Chittum, Michelle Poteaux, and Josh Short
Michelle Poteaux owns Alexandria’s cozy-chic Bastille with her chef husband, Christophe Poteaux. Her desserts often draw from French bistro classics: warm apple tarte Tatin with crème-fraîche sabayon, Valrhona-chocolate mousse with brandied cherries. She also has a hand in the savory side of the menu—think sea-scallop crème brûlée and black-truffle ice cream.
Josh Short is the Neighborhood Restaurant Group’s executive pastry chef, based out of Alexandria’s Buzz Bakery. He dreams up elegant desserts for NRG’s restaurants (Evening Star Cafe, Rustico, Tallula/EatBar, and Vermilion), but we can’t get enough of his fabulous chocolate-filled cupcakes and espresso-laced brownies.For more posts on dining, Washington restaurant news, and more, click here.