. . . . . . and enjoying a new bakery was fun!
Clear and cool Friday evening , l'heure bleu just kicking in, and we headed
downtown for a quick 'staycation'.
We had to use up an about to expire free Hilton Honors voucher award and, with
no time to head out of town, we decided to stay in town and enjoy the lovely
evening with the locals.
Our later evening included a delicious dinner at a popular restaurant, followed
by an outdoor nightcap on the terrace of an Irish pub close by the hotel. . . . . . . . .
but prior to that we discovered this brand new Patisserie which opened last week.
Lucette and Grace, daughters of the owner/chef, have their names up in lights in the city!
Their daddy named his very attractive French patisserie after them.
The offerings here are fantastic, plenty for the sweet tooth and some tasty-sounding
breakfast savories when you stop by in the morning. We managed to slip in a late
teatime treat - and shared this fabulous marzipan and raisin apple tart with excellent coffee.
Bob got comfy in the window. The ambience is definitely bright and welcoming,
exposed brick walls, bright yellow Tolix-style French chairs/stools, a large
wood communal table if you bring in your own group of friends, or just to sit at
and meet new friends. The staff was very pleasant and helpful.
While I was enjoying my tart, I just couldn't help thinking how wonderful this
place would have been years back. . . . . . .when both of us worked literally a
stone's throw away, my office on the left, Bob's around the corner to the right.
Raleigh was so different then, a French bakery was unheard of here. . . . . and
other than a few good typically southern breakfast biscuit places, suddenly I found
myself, an Englishwoman no less, in a part of the country where tea seemed only
available in a huge glass, and it was iced - which of course was definitely not my
way to enjoy a teatime cuppa!
If you're in our area be sure to stop and enjoy a sweet treat here at LucetteGrace.