K Street is getting more good news, with Estelle's Patisserie slated to open Dec. 1. Owned by self-taught baker Esther Son, Estelle's will specialize in French pastries. By opening day, the often beleaguered, and analyzed street will open to automobile traffic Saturday for the first time in years. There are already plenty of signs that K is in the middle of a comeback.
Estelle's will be at the high-visibility corner of 9th and K, site of Danielle's Creperie, which closed many months ago. Son is also the owner of Esther's Cupcakes, on Fair Oaks Boulevard.
"This has been my lifelong passion," Son told Sacpress, the online publication. "I've always dreamed of owning a bakery, ever since I was a little girl."
We will have more information on her and her new venture soon. In the meantime, read about Son's plans here at Sacpress.
It looks like Sacramento is about to be rich with French culinary touches. If you recall, The Bee's Bob Shallit reported in September that local restaurateur Trong Nguyen and his wife, Annie Ngo, will open a "French culinary showcase" at the former Cassidy's Family Restaurant at 51st Street and Folsom Boulevard in East Sacramento. Les Baux will sell pastries on one side of the building and offer sit-down meals on the other.