Nadège Patisserie to open second location in Rosedale
By PostCity.com Staff
Nadege Patisserie on Queen West (Image: courtesy)
It was only about a year and a half ago that Nadège Nourian, a fourth generation pastry chef from France, rather boldly set up an eponymous bakery and café in the immediate vicinity of Dufflet and Clafouti on Queen West. Already, she has her sights set on expansion: a new location of Nadège Patisserie is in the works along the infamous “five thieves” strip in Rosedale, at 1099 Yonge Street, adjacent to All the Best Fine Foods.
But is the latest incarnation of Nadège set to become the sixth thief? Apparently not. Nourian tells us that the price range for the new location will be the same as the old one, though the setting may be a little bit more high-end. “It’s going to be like a real French patisserie,” she says.
The focus is less on sit-down space and more on retail, so expect to find the same fare being sold at the original location, just more of it, while the shop’s current line of biscuits and cakes is set for an expansion, too.
Also new to the upcoming location will be a dedicated chocolate-making room (humidity and temperature-controlled), where a larger range of chocolates will be made, including bonbons and truffles.
As for Nourian herself, she plans to divide her time between both locations; she’ll be at the Queen Street location every morning making pastries, some of which will be shipped to Rosedale in a refrigerated truck, and then spending afternoons at the new location.
Of course, the added volume means more work for Nourian and her crew – she’s already been working seven days a week, and speculates she’ll soon have to get started at around 4:30 a.m. every day – but it’s a challenge she’s glad to accept.
“When you love what you’re doing,” she says, “it doesn’t matter.”