Little Gourmand opened its second location in Nashville on June 16, 2020. This new space is an authentic “Patisserie Française” (French Pastry Shop) and is located at 717 Craighead in the Melrose/Berry Hill neighborhood.
Little Gourmand, owned by French couple Guenievre Milliner and Eric Summer, first opened on Bandywood in Green Hills in November 2014.
While the Green Hills location is an upscale French market and seated café, carrying a small selection of French pastries, the Melrose space will offer a wide range of authentic French pastries and savory options, with a full choice of coffee drinks. With its own large manufacturing kitchen, Little Gourmand will now be able to also offer its production for wholesale and catering.
“I am very proud of what we have achieved in Nashville,” says owner Guenievre Milliner, “and we are now ready to take the next step and expand in a new neighborhood, thanks to our incredibly supportive customers”.
French Pastry Chef Denis Savouray will be working full time to offer a wide selection of truly authentic French desserts. A true artist in his field, Chef Denis Savouray has over 30 years of experience and has been trained by two MOF (Meilleur Ouvrier de France / Best French Craftsman, a supreme title) both in Bakery and Pastry. He has worked in France, New Zealand, Australia, and settled down in the US in 1996. He has been working with Little Gourmand since 2016 and is very excited to bring out a full range of typical French patisseries on a daily basis and to develop a line of miniature desserts and canapes for the catering menu.
“You will be able to grab a Cappuccino with a fresh croissant in the early morning, a baguette sandwich with a salad for a tasty lunch, and pick up a whole quiche and hearty soup for your family dinner. We want to be a part of your whole day, as the “boulangeries patisseries” are a part of anyone’s daily life in France” says Milliner.
Little Gourmand “Patisserie Francaise” will start with a soft opening and new items will be adding to the daily menu in the following weeks. Wholesale and a full catering menu will also be announced soon.
Little Gourmand “Patisserie Francaise” is open Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00pm, and on Saturday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.