Wes Anderson’s new movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, debuted last week at Cinema 21 on NW 21st, and pastry fans will savor the brief but enthralling baking scenes set in the kitchen of fictional Mendl’s patisserie.
To help promote the movie, Fox Searchlight Pictures teamed up with St. Honore Bakery, who is producing a rendition of the movie’s gorgeous religieuse pastry, and obviously, this all sets the stage for the ideal date night—dinner (click here for restaurant suggestions), a movie (watch the trailer here, buy tickets here), and a couple of religieuses. But just a note—St. Honore NW closes at 8pm, so either go before the movie, or plan on making the trip up to the Division Street location afterwards, it’s open until 10pm.
Or, if you’re on a DIY movie pastry kick, watch this companion short to The Grand Budapest Hotel, which demonstrates exactly how to create your own at home.