Patisserie 46 has branched out and has opened the first of what may be many locations under a new name: Rose Street Patisserie. Staff at Rose Street said the name change was made because the 46 was too confusing to move to different locations. (Given that the new location isn’t on a street called Rose, we’re not quite sure this is much of an improvement.)
If you’re a fan of Patisserie 46 — most people are — you’ll likely be delighted with Rose Street. Here you can find all the same artisanal breads (miche, baguette, multigrain) as well as the eye-catching sweets and confections that are almost too stunning to eat — but when you do eat them, they’re beyond decadent.
Where Rose Street (and any future iterations) will differ is primarily in the approach to the nonsweet part of the menu. While Patisserie 46 has meal specials that change daily or weekly, Rose Street will rotate only seasonally. And you’ll be able to enjoy a glass of wine or a beer with your meal.
At a recent visit, the Panna Cotta Parfait ($7.50) was treated as a breakfast item rather than a dessert. The panna cotta was light as a whisper, and the fruit that topped it fresh and tangy. An accompanying granola contained dried apricots and almonds, adding some nice crunch to the delicate panna cotta.
The Avocado Toast ($10) was as visually attractive as any of the pastries. It made a perfect light lunch, with a crunchy, toasted multigrain slice bearing up under an avocado mixture with cherry tomatoes and radishes topped with watercress. The radish and watercress were mildly peppery, not enough to overwhelm the mild avocado, and it made for a satisyfing-without-causing-a-food-coma meal.
The star of the day was the Tarte Flambée ($12), an Alsatian flatbread comprised of a thin layer of creme fraiche topped with crispy, smoky bacon and onions. The crust was thin and snappy-crisp, and the creme fraiche was a surprisingly good change of pace from the sauce or cheese of a pizza.
The staff thought these items would be on Rose Street’s menu into the fall, so go now and get your fill before the menu changes.
Rose Street Patisserie
Pastries, breads, breakfast, and lunch in Linden Hills
2811 W 43rd St, Minneapolis
BAR: Beer and wine
VEGETARIAN / VEGAN: Yes / Sometimes
ENTREE RANGE: $9-$14
NOISE LEVEL: Moderate
Tues-Sat 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
PARKING: Lot and street