What's In Store

French bakery in South End to open May 21

Renaissance Patisserie, the French bakery, has set May 21 as the opening date for its brick-and-mortar location at 2809 South Blvd. in South End.

It’ll be open 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. It’ll be closed Sunday and Monday.

Chef Sylvain Rivet, a Paris native, has been selling his French pastries and baked goods in farmers markets in Charlotte, Gastonia and Greensboro, and will continue to sell there after the opening of the South End store, which has been delayed a couple of times.

“Charlotte is a culturally diverse city whose people appreciate good quality and good food. My pastries and desserts follow the classic French traditions, but add a special local touch through my ingredients,” Rivet said in a statement.

He has also said the new shop will offer traditional French pastries, such as chocolate mousse, crème brûlée and raspberry tarts. It will also have several gluten-free options.

Orders for special occasions, the bakery said, can be called in or sent via email. Additional details on contacting the bakery can be found on its website.

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