As Amy Pressman was busy perfecting the fast-casual menu for her newest concept, Short Order, with partner Bill Chait, she was presented the opportunity to open a bakery just steps away in the Original Farmers Market. As a renowned pastry chef, she jumped at the opportunity to once again own and operate a classic Bakery-Café, and called on her mentor and longtime friend, Nancy Silverton, to collaborate with her and bring her vision to fruition.
Pressman enlisted young protégé Hourie Sahakian to head up the operation, and the three friends worked tirelessly, just as Pressman and Silverton had in the kitchen of Spago nearly thirty years previous. Together they used only the highest-quality, seasonal ingredients to develop an array of pies, cakes, breakfast pastries, and specialty gluten-free items as well as salads and sandwiches inspired from some of their all-time favorites.
Today, through Pressman’s spirit and Silverton’s leadership, Sahakian continues to create sweet and savory items for the Bakery-Café that celebrate the time-honored traditions of food and friendship.