Tif­fany MacIsaac

“A longer soft shell crab sea­son re­mains one of my fa­vorite things about the area.”

Where Washington - - ASK THE EXPERT -

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!

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