Edit ModuleEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Madeline Bakery and Bistro to Open in Wilkinsburg

The French-inspired bakery will feature croissants, cookies, bread and more.




photo by hal B. Klein

 

A new bakery — Madeleine Bakery and Bistro — is set to open Saturday in Wilkinsburg. The space is run by Andrew and Abigail Stump.

"We want to be a really classic neighborhood bakery. We're not planning on making any flashy pastries,” says Andrew Stump, who is in charge of the kitchen.

He’s a veteran of many Pittsburgh-area restaurants including Lautrec, Notion, Bar Marco/The Livermore, Marty’s Market, Five Points Artisan Bakeshop and Iron Born.

“Cooking, really, is the only thing I’ve ever done,” he says.

Stump first got the bug for baking while working as a chef at Lautrec, the five-star, five-diamond restaurant at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort. He baked bread and pastries on a small scale at Bar Marco and The Livermore, and learned the art of production baking at Five Points.

Stump says that Madeleine, housed in a refurbished turn-of-the-century building located on a quiet, car-free walkway, is inspired by Parisian cafe culture, but isn’t strictly a French bakery. He’ll start with a limited opening menu and slowly add items to a list that eventually will include sourdough breads, baguettes, croissants, cookies, sandwiches, scones, muffins, coffee cake and, of course, madeleines.

"Good products, good raw ingredients, good technique,” he says. "We're not trying to reinvent the wheel."

[600 S. Trenton Ave., Wilkinsburg; 412/699-1385]
 

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module

Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

The Latest

The 400-Word Review: The Equalizer 2

An unnecessary sequel to the Denzel Washington action flick arrives for a quick beat-em-up fix.

The 400-Word Review: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The sequel to the 2008 ABBA musical is far from perfect, but might have enough charm to keep you on board.

You're Going to Be Upside Down a Lot on New Kennywood Coaster

Kennywood has revealed its replacement ride for “The Log Jammer” which will be located in a new portion of the park entitled “Steelers Country.”

Restaurant Review: Poulet Bleu

Richard DeShantz steps it up with a move from Downtown to Lawrenceville and shows Pittsburgh how to make French dining fun.

Pittsburgh to Host Nation’s First Black Beer Festival

Day Bracey and Ed Bailey of Drinking Partners Podcast and Mike Potter of Black Brew Culture online magazine will bring 12 black-owned breweries to Pittsburgh in August for Fresh Fest.

Coming Clean: Why We Aren't a Green City ... Yet

Pittsburgh is no longer a smoky city, but that doesn’t mean it has cleaned up its act. Pittsburgh's air quality still ranks among the worst in the nation. What steps are being taken to reduce Pittsburgh's ongoing dependence on fossil fuels?

Ultimate Comfort Food: The Joy of Dumplings

Why our dining critic thinks dumplings might be his ultimate comfort food.

Our Seven Favorite Dumplings in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, of course, is best known for the pierogi. Our love of dumplings extends beyond that, however. These seven dumplings are our favorite restaurant versions of their various styles.

The Tailor's Dumpling: Kreplach

A Pittsburgh chef and his family continue to craft a family recipe with roots in Poland.

The Pittsburgh Region's Top Dentists 2018

Our annual list, which contains 376 dentists across 11 specialities, as determined by topDENTISTS.

A Weekend Mission of Mercy in Pittsburgh

More than a thousand people come to PPG paints arena once a year for free dental care, thanks to an ambitious, all-volunteer effort.

Jump Into the River: Open Waters Beckons Strong Swimmers

It takes a strong swimmer and the right timing to dive into the three rivers. for those up to it, the difference between the pool and open water is profound.

Pirates Are Still a Long Way From a Hollywood Ending

Despite an 8-1 winning streak going into the All-Star break, the Bucs are in desperate need of a sequel, not only to win back some credibility with fans, but also to convince their owner not to sell off more pieces of the team.

National Aviary's New Renovations Make it Essential Pittsburgh

It's time to add the National Aviary to the list of local favorites you visit again and again.

PM on KD: Family City Guide 2018

PM Associate Editor Sean Collier appears on KDKA's Pittsburgh Today Live to discuss our Family City Guide for 2018-2019.