IN THE EARLY YEARS of the Providence Renaissance, well before the food craze took hold, Eileen Collins & Brandt Heckert started a fledgling business providing up-and-coming restaurants with their homemade desserts. With no formal training beside a shared love of food, an artist’s eye for detail, and a youthful enthusiasm for the work, they persevered. Their approach was simple: offer the best quality and deliver it consistently. The response was overwhelmingly positive, so in 1983 they opened a small shop and café on historic Federal Hill.
THREE DECADES LATER, the dedicated staff continues to uphold their philosophy, offering classic recipes made with the best natural ingredients, along with gracious service. And as when they began, the desserts are still handmade in-house, from scratch.
Whether enjoyed at home or served in the intimate, European-style café, Pastiche continues to promise the best desserts