Interviews

Five minutes with Geanina and George

The former Bake Off stars and owners of Tottenham’s Prestige Patisserie reveal their favourite Haringey haunts

Home is… Tottenham!

Where do you go for a good time?
We are very lucky to have so many brilliant pubs in Tottenham. We love them all, but if we had to pick: Bluecoats for burger and beers, The High Cross for fish, chips and beers, and True Craft for pizza. We also love San Marco in Bruce Grove!

Why do you love Haringey?
The sense of community is huge, and it brings together such a diverse group of people from different walks of life.

Where do you go for a moment of quiet?
Our favourite place to escape is the Tottenham canals and wetlands. Doesn’t even feel like the city when you’re there sometimes!

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Both of us would answer the same – it has to be a good steak!

Where do you get your culture fix?
We usually love the cinema, but since we’re often so busy and tired from work, we sort of make our own movie nights at home!

What is the first thing you learned to bake?
Cheese puffs! They are buttery, flaky, cheesy, salty and addictive.

What’s your one rule for life/motto?
Follow your dreams and never give up.

Best views in the borough?
Alexandra Palace.

What should HCP readers be watching/reading/listening to right now?
Watch Bake Off the Professionals 2021 to see us, of course! But we also recommend some shows on Netflix about the beauty of Romania, our home country. It’s a big inspiration behind what we make at the patisserie and where our love for food began.

What are you working on at the moment?
We have lots of new recipes in development, as well as plans for classes to share our passion for baking. Watch this space
for more!