Just a few years after opening her already famed chocolate-centric boutique, ChocoLee, in the South End, pastry chef extraordinaire Lee Napoli has introduced Boston to her second solo venture, Bread and Butter. Just before you reach the craziness of the North End and the onslaught of Italian cannolis and pastas, Napoli has set up a wonderful bakery café filled with delicious sandwiches, pastries and a range of hot or cold beverages.
Lee has been a force in the pastry scene of Boston for 20 years and has worked in many of our favorite institutions, most notably the shuttered Icarus as well as Grill 23 and Bar in the Back Bay. Shortly after opening ChocoLee, which features divine and exotic chocolates and truffles, Lee decided to test a limited selection of baked goods. She offers chocolate croissants and beignets and as these positively flew off the shelves, Napoli decided it was time to go big with Bread and Butter. At her new home in the North End, Lee is able to maintain her commitments at ChocoLee while manning a new store front as her hours in the South End have always been limited.
When you visit Bread and Butter, which should be very soon, anything with her famous croissant dough is a hit. Do not leave without a taste of one of Lee`s ‘Queen’s pastries’ either. A glorious, doughy tower, softly crunchy on top with just a touch of sea salt, your taste buds will not know what hit them...but they will thank you for it! Bread and Butter is located just at the mouth of Hanover Street across from the Greenway. A 30 seat, outdoor patio will also be available shortly.