“A longer soft shell crab season remains one of my favorite things about the area.”
Q: You were head of pastry for Neighborhood Restaurant Group's 14 properties. How did you come up with new ideas for Buttercream?
Taking a year and a half to open really helped clear my head and gave me time to test new recipes, bake constantly, develop new design ideas and think about how I wanted the bakery to feel. Reading, traveling, and eating around town certainly gave me lots of inspiration, too!
Q: What goodies can customers expect this month?
I’m very excited for blueberry season. My favorite pie is a blueberry icebox pie. I had one in New Jersey 12 years ago that blew my mind. Three years ago, I finally got around to making my own version; it’s simple and delicious with fresh blueberries and a graham cracker crumble crust.
Q: You're all about the dessert, but where do you like to go for dinner?
I love the Peking duck at The Source and the kimchee fried rice at Mandu. I’m also obsessed with the pizza at All Purpose next door. We make the dough, so it’s fun to experience our handiwork in a savory application. The pepperoni pizza with spicy honey, mushroom and fontina is what dreams are made of.
Q: What do you love most about D.C.?
When my husband and I were weighing the pros of moving here from New York City, a longer soft shell crab season was at the top of my list. It remains one of my favorite things about the area.
Q: Best photo op in D.C.?
The Hirshhorn museum always has photo-worthy exhibits. People also love the neon “Awesome” sign at Rose’s Luxury. Bonus: You can have a great meal there before you get your shot!