Monday, October 1, 2012
Fusion Opens In New Location!!!!
Jen McGuinness, pastry Chef and manager, made my pastry dilemma an easy one today, because just as we walked in, she put freshly made cheese danishes into the display case. Fusion's new space is three times the size of the bakery's previous location, and they have much more seating and now offer an expanded selection of coffee drinks. It was great to relax with the pastry, right in the bakery.
Besides the delicious pastries, Fusion now has something unique among Middletown eating establishments--spectacular morning sunshine. The Riverview Plaza offers views southeast clear across the river, and in the coming months the tables of Fusion will be a great place to get sunshine in the morning. I hope that in the spring we will be able to sit at tables on the plaza.
Fusion has been operating in our city since 2007, making all of their desserts from scratch. This morning I tried one of their cannoli, a Sicilian pastry, and it was delicious. The ricotta filling was light and not too sweet, a perfect breakfast food, if you ask me. I have heard rave reviews of their carrot cake, but I confess that I can never tear myself away from the croissants and Danishes.
Steve Pikos, owner and pastry chef, said he was very excited by what the new location would allow them to offer, "With more space, we'll be able to expand our menu and offer more cakes, tortes and tarts to accommodate walk-in customers." The new space maintains one of the best features of the old location, the mixers, ovens, and cake decorating stands are still right behind the counter. It is mesmerizing to watch a wedding cake being assembled and frosted.
Fusion Bakery & Patisserie is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The bakery is closed on Sunday. More information, is on their webpage and on Facebook.