Pilar Cuban Bakery will serve those tropical fruit shakes, along with croquettes and empanadas.
Cuban bakeries in Miami offer pastries, breads, sandwiches and those wonderful pre-smoothie-era confections, tropical fruit batidos. Ricardo Barreras, a restaurateur who is from Miami, opened his Pilar Cuban Eatery in Brooklyn nineyears ago. Soon his Pilar Cuban Bakery next door will be ready to sell savory and sweet specialties, including croquettes and empanadas, Cuban tamales filled with pork, Cuban bread, café con leche and batidos.
Florence Fabricant is a food and wine writer. She writes the weekly Front Burner and Off the Menu columns, as well as the Pairings column, which appears alongside the monthly wine reviews. She has also written 12 cookbooks.