Olde Towne East is certainly becoming a fun area along Oak Street with all of the businesses opening there. L’appât Patisserie & Café opened last November in a beautiful old building. The French pastry shop specializes in European pastries with a global view. You can also order heartier meals. On this warm day, I picked up an Apple Chausson. It’s a chilled, delicate, and beautiful pastry enveloping a light layer of cinnamon apple filling.
The pastry dough is really what shines in this dessert. The decorative knife work across the top is beautiful. The pasty itself is buttery, very flaky and lightly browned. The slight chewiness makes it delightful to eat and it doesn’t completely fall apart once you bite into it – it actually retains its height with each bite. The apple chausson was about 5 1/2″ long and 2 1/2″ wide. At only $2.50, it’s a steal.
L’appât Patisserie & Café is located at 1159 Oak Street and is open Monday-Friday from 7am to 7:00pm, Saturday from 8am to 5pm, and closed on Sunday. Visit them on Facebook.