Tout De Sweet – Bethesda Coffee and Pastry Shop
This is my first blog so I want to write about my favorite french bakery/coffee shop located in Bethesda, Maryland. I was so excited when our offices moved right up the street from this very special cafe. Tout de Sweet opened about 2 years ago and has quickly established itself as one of the finest bakeries in the DC Metropolitan area. From their french macarons, to their amazing desserts, cupcakes, croissants and muffins, you feel like you are back in Paris. If you have never been to France, then you can come to this beautiful little bakery in April and feel what it is like to sit outdoors in Paris while eating a french confections with your cappuccino, latte or tea. I have been frequenting Tout de Sweet since they opened and still can not figure out the best Sweet on their menu. The menu changes depending on what’s in season, so there are always some surprises.
In France on the Eve of Epiphany which fell on the 6th of January (12 days after Christmas), people eat the Galette de Rois “king’s cake” a puff pastry with almond cream, which usually has a porcelain figurine of a king hidden inside. The person who gets the piece of cake with the trinket inside becomes “king” for a day. I brought a King’s Cake to our office this past week andDave Groberg, one of our agents, was the lucky winner. Everyone in our office had to be really nice to Dave that day.
If you are ever in Bethesda, you don’t want to miss a visit to Tout de Sweet. Come by the Buyer’s Edge and we can go together for sweets and coffee.