In 2008 Christopher Thé opened his own boutique patisserie, Black Star Pastry, in Newtown, which has flourished and garnered critical praise locally and internationally. Chris is driven by a taste-up philosophy of food design, rather than appearance, and this can be experienced in every piece of deliciousness Black Star creates.
Black Star Pastry work the old fashioned way, handmade with love and integrity. They strive to capture the beauty contained in nature, and bring it to the customer with as little tinkering as possible. They source our own produce from market so that they get only the best quality and are in tune with the seasons. They will not use flavourings, dyes or anything unnatural in our food. They want everyone to taste immediacy, freshness and life.
Black Star has become famous for its Strawberry Watermelon Cake – the most photographed cake of Australia (if not the world) – but regularly releases new savoury and sweet specials. Their slow-cooked Lamb Shank and Red Wine has won multiple best pie awards.