Ever since Short Cake opened under the helm of Nancy Silverton and Hourie Sahakian, it has put forth baked goods from an American point of view. Since Sahakian's departure for La Brea Bakery, Silverton has retooled the Farmers Market bakery into a slightly more European affair now under the direction of Ivan Marquez, who formerly worked at The French Laundry, Bouchon and Spago.
New pastries include a croissant stuffed with cherry tomatoes, peashoots, and goat cheese; a ham and cheese croissant; pain au raisin; and an eclair. Signature baked goods like the blondie will remain.
In addition to sweets, Short Cake will sell Margarita Manzke's breads from Republique, a departure from Manzke's original vision to only serve those breads in house. But the Bill Chait connection between the two places is probably to blame there.
Finally, Short Cake is reworking Single Origin into Verve at Short Cake, a more overt expression of Verve Coffee Roasters. Verve was already the primary coffee at Single Origin, but the dual identity will now be more solidified into one cohesive stand.
· All Short Cake Coverage [~ELA~]