A bakery specializing in French pastries and macarons grandly opens in Somerville on Friday, September 7. Finesse Pastries (594 Somerville Ave.), which already has a home in Boston Public Market, expands to a stretch of Somerville Avenue between Union and Porter squares this week, and its opening celebrations will extend through the weekend, with free samples, giveaways, and raffles.
Founder Chelsey Erickson started Finesse Pastries six years ago in Manchester, New Hampshire, and after four years relocated to Boston Public Market (100 Hanover St., Boston). She announced plans to take over a former liquor store in Somerville earlier this year, and now she’s ready to show off the new location.
While in New Hampshire, Finesse Pastries captured the attention of local magazines, winning several awards in its four years there. Now, with two locations in Greater Boston, Finesse has an even wider reach for its colorful French macarons, in addition to assorted cakes, fruit tarts, eclairs, and other sweet treats.
Erickson makes macarons in two sizes: a standard size and a large version. Flavors rotate, including options such as raspberry rose, chocolate, black sesame, and pistachio.
Finesse joins Maca at Bow Market and Caramel French Patisserie in Davis Square in serving macarons and more to the city of Somerville. The new Finesse location will operate Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• New Patisserie Serves up French Macarons and Pastries in Boston Public Market [EBOS]
• Finesse Pastries [Official Site]
• Finesse Pastries Coverage on Eater [EBOS]