Special to Find It In Fondren
The Mississippi Museum of Art and La Brioche Patisserie have announced the opening of La Brioche at the Museum.
The opening of a second location at the Museum marks a significant moment of growth for the family-owned, Fondren-based, French-style bakery.
“Opening a second location is the natural next step for us. Opening that location downtown, at the Museum, is in line with the core principles of our business. We believe that downtown Jackson has a lot of potential, and there’s been a great effort by many entities in the last several years to revive it. We want to be part of that effort, as we believe that a city needs a vibrant center to reach its full potential,” said La Brioche co-owner Patrik Lazzari.
“I could not be more thrilled that La Brioche accepted our invitation to become the Museum’s in-house dining and catering partner,” said Museum Director Betsy Bradley. “Their unwavering commitment to creating exquisite cuisine of the highest quality complements perfectly the memorable and enriching experience the Mississippi Museum of Art strives to offer each of our guests.”
Opening day for La Brioche at the Museum is Friday, February 16, at 11 a.m. Its hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The transition in dining service will result in a slight change in the Museum’s hours of operation Tuesday through Saturday. Beginning Saturday, February 17, the Museum doors will open to the public at 8 a.m. to accommodate La Brioche’s breakfast service. The galleries, however, will remain closed until 10 a.m.
Beginning at 8 a.m., La Brioche will offer a selection of ready-made sweet and savory breakfast items. At 11 a.m., a made-to-order lunch service begins, offering a selection of sandwiches, salads, and soups, along with many of its popular desserts. The Museum location also will serve a full line of gourmet espresso and coffee beverages throughout the day and will be open late on occasion for special Museum events.
“The Museum menu will feature many of the popular pastries and delicacies we offer at our Fondren location—French macarons, alfajores, croissants, petits gateaux—but the Museum location will allow us to offer savory items from our catering menu that we don’t have the storefront real estate to offer at our Fondren location,” said La Brioche co-owner and General Manager Cristina Lazzari.