PHILADELPHIA -The Betsy Ross House and American Heritage Chocolate have partnered to bring a colonial chocolate recipe to life. The chocolatier CJ Cheyne, owner of Oui Pastries, has created a special bar using figs that were popular during the 18th century. He is creating the dessert to sell in his shop at 160 North 3rd Street. Visitors will be able to sample the chocolate and receive a recipe card.
Betsy Ross, herself, visited Oui Pastries today to get a taste of this modern dessert using an ingredient from her times and to meet Chef CJ, who is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and previously worked at the renowned Daniel in New York City and the Four Seasons Vancouver.
The Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia
The Betsy Ross House is located on Arch Street in the Old City of Philadelphia, near Christ Church and Elfreth's Alley. This historic property has been open to the public since 1898. The first American flag was sewn in Betsy's home. The house was once closed to the public but reopened to the public in the 1930s after it underwent a major renovation.
The Betsy Ross House features an audio tour that explains the life of the woman who lived in the house. She was a businesswoman, a revolutionary, and a wife. Young ones can enjoy the interactive history mysteries designed for kids, which will keep them entertained while learning about the woman behind the flag. In addition, children will have a fun time exploring the upholstery shop. Whether it's a doll or a piece of furniture, Betsy's personal belongings will delight them.
Oui Pastries in Philadelphia
Located in the Old City, Oui Pastries features daily rotating pastries and seasonal specialty pastries. In addition to the bakery's menu, Oui also offers a full-service bar. They are also known for their banana pudding. The French desserts are delicious and the bakery has a large selection. Many customers come for sweets, but you can also buy a variety of pies, cakes, and muffins.