New Orchard Street Bakery ‘Les Jardins de la Duchesse’ Will Carry a Bacon-Wrapped Eclair

Posted on: October 24th, 2014 at 6:05 am by
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Modern Fashion & Style on Orchard Street closed over the summer so that a new French bakery could sling pastries.

During those interim months, contractors have been tearing apart the commercial space of 138 Orchard. We heard chatter along the way that the newcomer was some sort of bakery. Confirmation arrived yesterday afternoon with the new store canopy. Les Jardins de la Duchesse (just rolls off the tongue) is the taker, a business that hopes to “awaken the senses” with its menu of treats.

Upon opening later this fall, the Duchesse will offer an eclectic selection of eclairs both sweet (six flavors) and savory (four flavors). Eclair choices include bacon-wrapped goat cheese, salmon and wasabi, and standards like chocolate and vanilla.

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The shop plans to prepare four to six batches during the day, and have a coffee shop component with hot and cold beverages.

Les Jardins de la Duchesse is the handiwork of money man Thomas Cardaccia and formerly Swiss-based pastry chef Antoine Pelhate.

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Photo: Les Jardins de la Duchesse

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