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Best Pie St. Louis 2012 - 4 Seasons Bakery

4 Seasons Bakery

4 Seasons Bakery

2012 Campus Drive

St Charles, MO 63301

314-288-9176

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Even Julia Child, she who made it her mission in life to convince ordinary American home cooks that they too could produce classic French cuisine — even Julia conceded that pie crust is problematic. It's a delicate balance: flaky yet flavorful; tender yet sturdy enough to stand up to the filling. You could spend your life trying to make the perfect pie crust. Or you could go to 4 Seasons Bakery in St. Charles and leave it in the flour-covered hands of Agi and Aaron Groff. From their tiny storefront, which they opened two years ago, the Groffs have been producing some of the finest pastry in the area, using only natural ingredients. Their macaroons and Linzer torte are rightly lusted after. But it's their pie we swoon for. The crust has achieved the perfect medium. (We're told that the trick is adding some steam to the convection oven, a maneuver we are not prepared to try at home. Even if we had a convection oven.) The fillings, made from seasonal fruit, are good, too: sweet but not cloying. But it's the crust that gets us. Oh, pie! We love you so, even enough to cross the mighty Missouri.

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ladyalex
ladyalex

While their pie is great, the cheese danishes,  cinnamon rolls, and sticky buns are the best in St. Louis. I've got my coworkers hooked on the cheese danishes. 

 

David
David

Based on this listing I dropped by 4 Seasons for pie.

They had no pie.

It turns out that to get a pie you have to call ahead. I was told they don't make pie as a walk in item.

bg4seasons
bg4seasons

Sorry to dissapoint David.  While we make great pies, it's not something we do on a regular basis.  We're more of a European patisserie.  Tarts, tortes, cookies, laminated dough, chocolated, bread...  Though with seasonal apples, the holidays and RFT's kind vote we will be making more pie.  Guess it wasn't smart on our part.  Didn't know what kind of hit we would get from this.  Hope you at least walked out with some other tasty treats and try us again for pie. -Aaron

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