Wolf and Wheat: New Dessert Shop and Commissary Opens

From the talented chef of Sushi by Scratch and Pasta Bar

Margarita Kallas-Lee, co-owner and pastry chef of both Michelin-starred Sushi by Scratch restaurants and Pasta Bar, opened Wolf and Wheat, her first dessert shop and commissary, today: Thu., Oct. 26, at 1009 East Sixth.

Margarita Kallas-Lee opens her Wolf and Wheat dessert shop and commissary (Courtesy of Chad Wadsworth)

And now, citizen, you can walk right into the experiential working kitchen and watch all of the restaurant’s pastry and bread items being made for service – and buy a plethora of freshly baked goods to take home for yourself. Check out the live action of prep work, baking, and new recipe testing whenever you come in for baked goods, desserts for large groups, or to pick up a pint of ice cream.

Wolf and Wheat will sell a few items made famous in the chef’s restaurants, like the renowned sourdough that uses a 58-year-old starter and homemade cultured butter, and Sushi by Scratch’s makrut ice-cream bonbons, along with a list of rotating items.

Mmmmm, yes, the last time we dined (happily, with supreme satisfaction) at Sushi by Scratch, those makrut ice-cream bonbons were the finale of an impressive omakase, and their sweet brilliance threatened to eclipse the array of delicacies that had come before. And this new space boasts freezers with pints of ice cream and a fridge stocked with treats like the Oolong Tiramisu and Raspberry Tres Leches Potted Cake – and all of it can be bought directly from the pastry chefs at the large butcher block table.

(But, wait, you want to know why “Wolf and Wheat,” right? The name comes from the fine-dining delivery service, Wolf Cuisine, the first concept that husband-and-wife duo Phillip and Margarita started 12 years ago. When Margarita’s friend drew a sketch for her with a wolf logo, he named it Wolf and Wheat – which ultimately became the perfect name for this new dessert shop and commissary.)

Note: Wolf and Wheat will be open Thu.-Sat., 2-10pm, and is located just down the street from Pasta Bar.

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