Soapstone Market Kicking it up a Notch in Van Ness with new executive pastry chef Huw Griffith

by Prince Of Petworth February 24, 2017 at 11:30 am 13 Comments

Chef Huw Griffiths at Soapstone Market
Huw Griffith, Photo by FREDDE LIEBERMAN

And do not sleep on the slushies! While, I’ve mentioned the reubens, now I can also plug the pastrami with coleslaw on a toasted sesame bun. Get in my belly!! And if slushies don’t scratch your sweet tooth this oughta make you smile:

“Huw Griffith, a Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington “Pastry Chef of the Year” honoree, has been named executive pastry chef of Soapstone Market, a community marketplace located in the Van Ness area of Washington DC.

A neighborhood market with communal space, a cafe and a bar, Soapstone Market is located at 4465 Connecticut Avenue, two blocks north of the Van Ness Metro. In addition to specialty foods and groceries, Soapstone Market offers a deli, coffee bar, butcher shop, wine and beer section, and a selection of prepared foods that may be ordered for take-out or for dining in its sit-down bistro. House-made sandwiches, burgers and fried chicken may be ordered from the deli menu.

Griffith, the 2007 RAMMY Pastry Chef awardee when he served as executive pastry chef at Tabard Inn, also was tapped as a semi-finalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef by the James Beard Foundation. He has extensive experience in classic and contemporary dessert techniques, pastries, breads and bakeshop production.

His patisserie menu at Soapstone Market includes more than 15 varieties of cakes from a chocolate hazelnut praline Dacquoise to a milk chocolate Dulce de Leche cheesecake to a chocolate toffee bread pudding. Equally impressive is his list of pies and tarts which includes a coconut Key Lime pie, a lemon fig Linzer torte and a butterscotch cream pie. Cupcakes, donuts, strudel, puddings and turnovers are part of his “bits and bobs” menu. Finally, he creates savory meat pies and Cornish pastry.

A large selection of bakery goods are available every day. A variety of sourdough donuts are made every weekend. Custom patisseries may be made to order.”

4465 Connecticut Ave, NW


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