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In the 1789 Restaurant bakery, pastry chef Travis Olson looks through a book of art from the Phillips Collection.
Rebecca Sheir
In the 1789 Restaurant bakery, pastry chef Travis Olson looks through a book of art from the Phillips Collection.

The internationally-renowned Phillips Collection turns 90 this year. To celebrate, the modern art museum is inviting local celebrity chefs to create cakes, inspired by the Collection. Rebecca Sheir speaks with pastry chef Travis Olson (of Georgetown's 1789 Restaurant) about his plans to recreate a work by the Swiss surrealist Paul Klee.

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