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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Uptown bakery La Boulangerie reopens under Link Restaurant Group

Posted By on Wed, Dec 16, 2015 at 2:49 PM

Uptown French bakery reopened Wednesday, Dec. 16 on Magazine Street. - COURTESY LA BOULANGERIE/FACEBOOK
  • Uptown French bakery reopened Wednesday, Dec. 16 on Magazine Street.

Uptown bakery La Boulangerie (4600 Magazine St., 504-269-3777) reopened for business Wednesday (Dec. 16) after being bought by chef Donald Link’s restaurant group last month. 

Since opening in 2000, the bakery has been revered for buttery croissants and French baguette sandwiches. After a brief hiatus, it re-opened with minimal renovations and slight changes to the menu.

Guests will find the familiar assortment of confections and pastries, but all sandwiches are now made with meats from Cochon Butcher, including the classic Le Parisien baguette, made with ham, salted butter, Comte cheese and cornichons.

The bakery also serves a soft drinks, ice cream and coffee from local roasters Congregation Coffee Roasters.

Former owner Dominique Rizzo opened the French bakery in 2000.

“When owner Dominque Rizzo asked me if I might be interested in purchasing La Boulangerie, I jumped at the opportunity,” Link said in a prepared statement. “Raising my family Uptown and visiting the bakery often, I have been a longtime customer and fan, so it holds a special place in my heart.”

Link and chef and partner Stephen Stryjewski partnered with Link Restaurant Group pastry chef Maggie Scales on the project.

Scales will oversee operations at the bakery as well as pastry and bread production for all the Link restaurants at the space.

La Boulangerie will be open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7:30 a.m to 6 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, visit the bakery’s website here.

click to enlarge Le Parisien sandwich
  • Le Parisien sandwich

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