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La Tarte Tropézienne Opens Up Its First Location in the U.S.
One of Dallas’s spots for sweets to go is La Tarte Tropézienne, a Saint-Tropez bakery that picked Dallas as the location for its first establishment worldwide to open outside of France. The Dallas Morning News spoke with Rebecca Velázquez and Jan Marien, the couple who brought the patisserie to downtown Dallas. The couple decided to go ahead and open on April 3 in the face of the coronavirus crisis, but with a limited menu for contactless pickup and delivery. “This was something that we needed to turn over fairly quickly because we have to do something to generate money,” Velázquez told. “We planned it in about a week.”
So far, it’s going well. “We’ve been very pleased,” Velázquez told the Dallas Morning News. “It’s just a matter of trying to keep the momentum going.” Check out the menu with sandwiches, tarts, croissants, caviar, wine, and more.
Dallas’s restaurateurs respond to the shelter-in-place extensions
The Dallas Observer asked chefs and restaurant operators like Homewood’s Matt McCallister Knife’s John Tesar, and Bisous Bisous Patisserie’s Andrea Meyer for their thoughts on County Judge Clay Jenkins’ announcement that the shelter-in-place rules will continue through April 30.
What it’s like to cook 700 free meals a day for hospitality workers
D magazine sat in on Heard That Foundation’s chefs and volunteers’ efforts to offer offer hot meals five days a week to those in the food and hospitality industry who need help right now.