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Side Dishes: Chef Plans To Fill Her Days With Glaze

Alexandra Cavalli has a degree from the French Culinary Institute in New York City and a resumé that includes top-notch NYC restaurants Blue Hill and Cru. But the 28-year-old is about to open a Burlington business that's more Homer Simpson than haute.

"My goal is to be able to open up a bakery in Burlington," Cavalli relates. Even though she has big ambitions, she wants to start out small . . . dinky, even. Starting in two weeks, she plans to sell "Dinky Donuts" in three classic varieties: glazed, chocolate frosted and jelly. She quit her job at Penny Cluse Café to devote herself wholly to her baking.

Once the biz is up and running, Cavalli hopes to sell the sweets to coffee shops and locally owned stores such as Healthy Living and City Market. She'll also deliver to anybody who orders a dozen or more. If Burlington's hungry students and office workers eat up Cavalli's work, experiments with "fun, crazy donuts" may be on the horizon. A home for them, too. "If all things go well," Cavalli says, "six months from now I'll be buying a space that I can make my own."

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