Noisette Pastry Kitchen of Eugene will not only satisfy your sweet tooth, but it will also teach you a second language.
If you remember the name of the sweet shop, you have taught yourself a word of French. And it's an important word: noisette, which means hazelnut in French. Since 1989 the hazelnut has been the official state nut of Oregon, which grows 99 percent of the nation's commercial harvest.
Oregonians are nuts for hazelnuts.
How about drooling over a hazelnut cake sold at Noisette? It's filled with caramel buttercream and milk chocolate-cinnamon ganache, then cloaked with caramel buttercream. As they say, it's to die for.