Bakery Stand Lures Western Central Valley Residents

October 16, 2009

Few things can compete with the tempting aromas of breads, cakes and pastries fresh from the oven.

Sweet-scented cinnamon rolls, rich brownies, moist muffins, appetizing apple tarts and tasty pizzas are now available at the weekly farmers’ markets in the western Central Valley coffee towns of Atenas and Grecia, where every Friday and Saturday morning, respectively, Thomas and Jan Yatsko offer a rich assortment of North American-style, gourmet bakery products from their attractive market stand.

The couple from the U.S. state of Pennsylvania started their new enterprise, which includes a catering service, about half a year ago. A businessman and long-term resident of Atenas, Thomas brings 25 years of catering, restaurant and hospitality experience to the endeavor. Inspired by reading all manner of gourmet food publications, he delivers creative menus and savory food tailored to his customers’ requests.

Jan, an acclaimed artist, takes care of packaging and presentation of the homemade products, as well as distinctive flower arrangements for catered events.

With the exception of best sellers such as their sticky buns and cinnamon rolls, the Yatskos constantly adapt and expand their offerings. Five different types of breads, tropical fruit pies, cakes and desserts complement the assortment. Prices range from ¢400 ($0.70) for a brownie to ¢4,000 (about $7) for a whole apple pie.

To preorder special items or enquire about catering, call 2446-4039 or 8306-9767 or e-mail thomasyatsko@racsa.co.cr.

–Gaby Kyriss

 

You may be interested

Adaptive surfing, part II: The story of Dean Bushby
sports
110 views
sports
110 views

Adaptive surfing, part II: The story of Dean Bushby

Ellen Zoe Golden - May 22, 2018

A three-part look at adaptive surfing in Costa Rica. Read Part I here to learn how a Central Pacific coach is…

Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network
Human rights
132 views
Human rights
132 views

Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network

Elizabeth Lang - May 22, 2018

As Costa Rica continues to grapple with the disagreements about marriage equality and gender identity that dominated the second round…

Costa Rica at a glance: top news from the past week
The Alvarado Administration
173 views
The Alvarado Administration
173 views

Costa Rica at a glance: top news from the past week

The Tico Times - May 21, 2018

Newly inaugurated Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado is closing in on two weeks on the job. Here are some of…