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Iconic Swedish Bakery Pastries To Be On The Menu At New Andersonville Eatery By Renowned Chef

Swedish Princess Cake

Chef Bobby Schaffer has worked in some of the best restaurants in the world, holding the position of executive pastry chef at both Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant in upstate New York and Chicago’s recently closed Michelin-three-star Grace. Now Schaffer is moving forward with his own restaurant which will be located in Andersonville.

The space at 5318 N. Clark has garnered much attention after Debbie Sharpe closed the Goddess And Grocer abruptly after just 14 months. A few months ago, a signed appeared in the window with a an image of a truck and the words “bakery Coming soon.” But the mystery is over as Schaffer announced the business would become his first eatery called Lost Larson which will focus on pastries, hearth-baked artisan breads and coffee/tea.

Schaffer told the Tribune that he will bring his experience in bread-making from Blue Hill at Stone Barns and will be both milling the flour in-house as well as baking on site. He will be working with Midwest farmers and using select local grains.

He also will be bringing his diverse talents in pastry-making to the bakery. In honor of the recently shuttered Swedish Bakery, Schaffer will be recreating its famous princess cake using green marzipan. Though the chef is still deciding on what other pastries to add to the menu, he is likely to recreate some of his signature favorites.

The eatery is being completely overhauled and will sit about 2o inside the restaurant and another 20 in the back, dog-friendly patio. Schaffer is promising a relaxed, community-oriented environment and hopes to open in May.


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