Eat Dessert First is a campaign coined by Louisville-based A Grand Finale Patisserie. Their newest location in Lafayette recently had a celebration in honor of this concept.
After going through a rigorous training regiment through the Disney Culinary Academy, the husband and wife duo started their business after hearing that the Boulder area was a Mecca for delicious eats. Now, more than two decades later, the couple says “eat dessert first” and enjoy life. The premise of this hopefully never-ending movement is to recognize that there is rarely the time—or stomach capacity for that matter—to enjoy a nice dessert at the end of a meal. By eating dessert first, there is quite literally opportunity to have, eat and enjoy your cake.
With daily specials every day of the week, and magnificent, buttery, baked-in-house croissants, the dessert is only one of many reasons to visit A Grand Finale Patisserie. While they do focus on their desserts, the shop serves sandwiches featuring breads that they have baked themselves, the most obvious being their croissants.
The Lafayette location has now been open for about 16 months and there are plans to expand throughout Colorado and then the country. Considering the commendable dedication to quality, each franchise will have a separate quality-testing period to assure that their quality is maintained.
Having been featured on Food Network’s Road Tasted with the Neely’s and recognized around the country for quality and professionalism in their field, this couple is truly a powerhouse with which to be reckoned. At this point, there is no need to implore, just a nudge will do… Go ahead, take a bite; enjoy life… eat dessert first at A Grande Finale Patisserie.