It's been a hard wait, but the big day has finally arrived: La Gourmandine opened their Hazelwood location this morning at 9am! It was wonderful to see so many people there for the ceremony, including our own Councilman Corey O'Connor. There were nice words spoken before the ribbon cutting, and I'm sure that all in attendance shared the same hope that this marks a new day for our lovely neighborhood.
Once the doors opened, the bakery itself was everything I'd hoped it would be. It's more spacious than the Lawrenceville location, and the food and presentation were, unsurprisingly, top notch. I'll have to wait until Kristin gets home to sample everything I snapped up this morning, but I did just enjoy my favorite--the (sorry, Le) Parisien.