Adalberto Diaz, the 2012 national Pastry Chef of the Year, recently opened Fillings and Emulsions in Salt Lake City.
The new bakery bills itself as a "Latin and eclectic pastisserie" offering sweet and savory items from Diaz's native Cuba as well as traditional French pastries.
Christian Kubak, who previously worked as a sous chef at The Radisson Hotel and the now-closed Metropolitan, also is a co-owner and chef.
To celebrate the store opening, Diaz and Kubak are offering a 10 percent discount on all items through October and 20 percent off the colorful macarons, their signature offering. The French cookies, which sell for $1.95 each, are made with fresh ingredients, house-made fillings and come in exotic flavors such as passion pineapple, chocolate raspberry, strawberry lemonade and blackberry marshmallow.