Holiday Tea at Pix Patisserie
Special holiday Champagne tea service

Special holiday Champagne tea service on Sunday, Dec. 19th adds flight of 3 sparkling wines along with tea and treats

PORTLAND, Oregon (November 12, 2010) – Holiday tea at Pix Pâtisserie gives traditional formal tea service a new twist with 16 sweet and savory bite-sized treats, along with a pot of tea from Townshend’s Alberta Tea House, a local tea shop in North Portland. And for the bubbly lovers, what pairs better with afternoon tea than a sip of sparkling wine. At Pix, there are more than 60 sparkling wine selections, including 50 picks of grower/producer champagnes available by the glass, ˝ bottle and full bottle. In December, the number of bubbly options will jump to 100 as Pix heads into its annual Bubbly Spectacular. From Spécial Club Champagne to affordable quality Cava’s, Pix has a bubbly for you! The tea menu is $30 per person and is served every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at t he North Williams Pix Pâtisserie location. Reservations are required and taken through Saturday at noon each week at 503-282-6539.

Special Holiday Tea Events:

Sunday, December 19

CHAMPAGNE TEA SERVICE 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (N. Pix)

This special bubbly version of the Pix Time for Tea includes a flight of three different sparkling wines -- now this is High Tea! Along with your bubbly and a pot of tea from Townshend’s Tea House, indulge in a selection of 16 sweet and savory bite-sized treats, including French macarons, soft-boiled quail eggs wrapped in prosciutto and chocolat chaud. Reservations are required. Please call Pix or email

Saturday, January 1, 2011

NEW YEAR”S DAY TEA 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (N. Pix)

A special Saturday tea service to celebrate the New Year! The regular tea menu is available, as well as 10% off select bottles of sparkling wine just in case you are still celebrating! Reservations required.

“Having tea is about enjoying time with friends while indulging in little gastronomical treats. Pix makes that happen by providing a casual atmosphere, affordable price and, most importantly, truly delicious and charming bite-sized treats with beverages that will impress any connoisseur,” said owner Cheryl Wakerhauser. At Pix, the tea menu is a mélange of the classic (cucumber sandwiches and little opera cakes) and something a bit more sophisticated (sesame quail eggs in prosciutto, chocolat chaud and precious bite-sized mousse cakes).

“Above all it is the quality of everything that goes onto the silver platter that makes this tea so special,” said Wakerhauser. “Everything, right down to the puff pastry in the mushroom vol au vent is made in house.” And tea from locally owned Townshend’s Alberta Tea House is served from a classic silver tea set and if you are lucky, your server will be all decked out in tux and tails for the tea time fęte.

Holiday Tea Menu

(all items included in $30 price but some flavors change with availability)

Townshend’s Tea (choose one):

Vanilla Rooibos, Chamomile, Peppermint, Yunnan Hong Cha,

Crčme de la Earl Grey, Market Spice, Sencha or Kir Royale

Hint of Salt

Soft-boiled quail eggs in prosciutto

Mushroom Vol-au-vent

Cucumber sandwich



Marcona Almonds

Brioche Smoked Salmon Roll

Hint of Sugar


Pâte de Fruit


Chocolat Chaud


Opera or Tarte au Citron (kitchen’s choice)

Housemade Chocolate Bon Bon

Chocolate Dipped Sesame Tuile

Mousse Cake

About Pix Pâtisserie

Pix Pâtisserie has two locations on Portland’s SE and North neighborhoods offering elegant pastries, French macarons, and handmade chocolates and ice cream, as well as a wide selection of dessert wines, craft beers, fine spirits and one of the largest grower Champagne lists in the nation. The original Pix on SE Division opened in January 2002 and is adorned in yellow walls with comfy shoulder-to-shoulder seating. The North Williams location opened in 2005 and boasts a chocolate laboratory where customers can peek in on the mad scientists in the kitchen. With an upbeat fancy demeanor dotted with monkeys and fuzzy red wallpaper, the North Portland location offers Monday Movie Night, Gastronomical Trivia and Sunday Tea. Don’t miss Dessert Dim Sum night at SE Division and Concoct Your Own Dessert. Pastry chef and restaurateur, Cheryl Wakerhauser trained at the Pâtisserie of MOF Philippe Urraca in Southern France. In 2001 she moved to Portland and set up shop at the Portland Farmer’s Market before opening Pix. Pix Pâtisserie North, 3901 N. Williams Avenue, Portland; 503-282-6539; and 3402 SE Division St., Portland; 503-232-4407.

Source: Melissa Broussard.

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