Almost a year ago, I had stumbled into the Kupcake Factory’s French Quarter spot on St. Louis, between the Napoleon House and Johnny’s Po Boys. Apparently I was one of the few that actually found it, because the Factory has retreated back to its Uptown, Old Metairie and Kenner locations.
A few weeks ago I noticed that a store named The Sweet Palate is moving in. The Sweet Palate is the expansion of New York City’s Borne Confections. From the website:
the NOLA location will feature European desserts and Patisseries, chocolates from World Champion Oriol Balaguer and his award winning “8 Textures of Chocolate”, Dandoy Biscuits, Taste Gelato Artigianale, and our NOLA version of Petit Dejeuner- all butter Croissants, Kolaches, & Coffee.
Opening is scheduled right around the corner for some unspecified date in May. Their Facebook page doesn’t have any firm details either, although it does indicate they were handing out samples at the Home & Garden show in March. Seems a bit unfortunate to be opening right after FQF and possibly Jazz Fest and instead targeting the front end of the typical summer time lull. Hopefully the chocolates will stick around until the tourists return in the fall!
If anyone’s had any of the Borne Confections, let us know what you thought in the comments!