Sarah Mispagel-Lustbader now serves her chocolate cake from The Bear
Former Michelin-starred pastry chef and pastry consultant at the bear, Sarah Mispagel-Lustbader and her husband Ben Lustbader opened the Loaf Lounge bakery cafe in Avondale, and now you can taste chocolate cake from the bear.
Loaf Lounge at 2934 N. Milwaukee Avenue is a bread-focused “all-day cafe and bakery” that started as a pandemic pop-up where they sold their artisan breads, delicious sandwiches and pastries to their friends. restaurants already established, including a six-month stretch at Superkhana International in Logan Square where Lustbader had worked part-time.
Mispagel-Lustbader, who has worked as a pastry chef at restaurants including mk, Nightwood and Sepia, was the Chicago-based pastry consultant for Hulu’s summer hit. the bear. As a pastry consultant, Mispagel-Lustbader would create and oversee all of Marcus (Lionel Boyce) was learning and doing by experimenting with his desserts and eventually introduced his peers to the most decadent chocolate cake you’ve ever seen.
Actor Boyce wasn’t particularly good at frosting cakes, but he took his role very seriously and spent time at several bakeries to help him prepare, watched several youtube videos, as well as the tutelage under Mispagel-Lustbader has helped him look pretty effortless in his cake icing abilities.
the bear is about a world-famous classically trained conductor named Carmen ‘Carmy’ Berzatto (Jeremy Allen White) which takes over his late brother’s sandwich shop which was also a family business and all the excitement and drama that comes with it. The character Marcus, who seemed to be locked away from the main part of the kitchen and away from the majority of the stress and drama, was given the freedom to explore his passion for desserts and he remembered the best donut I ever had. he had ever had in his life as he was determined to reproduce her through many failed attempts. All of his donuts, pasta, cakes and other treats were baked by Mispagel-Lustbader.
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Loaf Lounge has only been open for a few days, but so far the chocolate cake from the bear made a splash on social media!
In addition to The Bear Chocolate cake, the Loaf Lounge offers an assortment of croissants, bear claws, seasonal danishes, cinnamon rolls, an assortment of cookies, an assortment of breakfast sandwiches and lunch and a rotating menu of 8 fresh artisan breads, as well as an extensive coffee and tea menu.
Loaf Lounge is open Wednesday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2934 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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