VIENNA, VA — Did you know Madeleine Proust products can be found at Vienna farmers' markets? Stop by and support your local farmer! Vienna’s Farmers Market located at the heart of Vienna every Saturday May through October 8 am-noon. With amazing vendors from across the region, the Vienna Farmers Market provides the highest quality locally-sourced fruits and vegetables and delicious homemade foods.
By Alice Levitt December 10, 2021
Idon’t have an Tante Léonie. I’ve never had a sip of lime flower tea. What I’m saying is that, while I certainly have vivid, transporting food memories, I don’t share any with Marcel Proust. I’ve eaten madeleines, but have never experienced anything profound in those moments. Until now. Maybe that’s overstating matters, but I will say that it’s worth making new memories with the madeleines, brilles, and cakes at Madeleine Proust. The new bakery comes from Jesse Woo and his pastry chef wife, Scarlet. It’s located in Vienna, mere doors away from Clarity, making it a must-try for serious food lovers. I envision dining at Clarity, then getting a treat for the next day at Madeleine Proust. Most likely, that sweet selection will be a blueberry chiffon cake. Pictured above, it’s the perfect size for two people to have dessert for two days. Or if you can’t contain yourself, for one day. The chiffon cake is as light as its name implies. The airy layers are held together and buttressed by frothy blueberry cream that enhances the buoyant effect of the cake. Both on top and inside are fresh blueberries, just tart enough to bring the pastry down to earth.
Jesse Woo and his wife, pastry chef Scarlet opened their bakery at the Wolftrappe Shopping Center, offering madeleines, cakes and more.
Madeleine Proust sells freshly made madeleines and other French sweets in Vienna. (Courtesy of Jesse Woo)
VIENNA, VA — Vienna residents with a sweet tooth do not need to go far to get a taste of France. Madeleine Proust, opened in October 2021, offers madeleines and other French baked specialties.
Jesse Woo opened the bakery with his wife, Scarlet, a pastry chef. Madeline Proust offers madeleines, Chiffon cakes and sable cookies at the Wolftrappe Shopping Center. According to the bakery's website, baked goods are made fresh every day. Patch is featuring small businesses like Madeleine Proust for a business spotlight series. If you'd like your business to be featured, fill out our Q&A form. Feel free to pass the form along to any businesses that should be spotlighted in our community.