About the host Rik Verhalle
Rik studied architecture and is a city guide in Eindhoven. Every month he shares a tip.
Rik celebrated his birthday this week and as we all know it's not a party without cake. That's why he visited Pinkie Patisserie, an established name in Eindhoven for all kinds of pastries. Nowadays, you can find them on the Stratumsedijk, in a building as elegant as the goodies themselves.
For years owner Ruud Adriaens could be found as a chef at restaurants awarded Michelin stars. For the last ten years, he's been the pastry chef of his own business called Pinkie Patisserie. Before you could find him in a different part of town, now he's located at Stratum. It's a five-minute walk from Saint Catherine's Church. Some passers-by might recognize the building as Pharmacy Bosman.
Now it’s Pinkies’ turn with showcases (color coordinated) full of chocolates, pastries, cakes, and pies. You only have to set one foot inside, and you’ll imagine yourself in pastry heaven. To try and pick out for later, that's the focus at this location. Or, of course, you can wriggle yourself to one of the tables for a hot beverage of choice, a pastry (or two!), or an elaborate high-tea (more is more, and less is a bore). Playfully experimental and heartily delicious, everything you plan to shove in your mouth here consists of those three ingredients.
With the bakery in Veldhoven and many other lines in the city, Pinkie is a household name (and surroundings), according to Rik. And you do not even have to go to the store to score one of Ruud's creations. No, also at 't Koffiehuisje, ZwartWit Koffie and Meneer de Boer, to name a few examples, you can get a piece of the unequalled carrot cake. There is plenty to do with so many spots, their store, and the bakery. Still, there is always room for one thing: crafting, getting inspiration from one flavor or image, and of course, playing with the kids or: the Pinkies, hence the name.