This week Todd A. Price reveals some new details about the upcoming Sucre set to open in the French Quarter around Mardi Gras 2014. In terms of new additions for Sucre, the shop will have a "unique coffee program" of pour overs and espresso drinks only, and an upstairs salon will serve savory/sweets, with an emphasis on tableside preparations, in a very lounge-worthy setting.
As for the design details, Price reports on a pale rose color scheme with black iron accents (including the staircase), a balcony with views of the Louisiana Supreme Court's gardens, a back wall made of glass, and a big ass wine selection in a lit cabinet. Co-owner Joel Dondis also notes 'really beautiful marble work' as well.
As for the salon on the second floor, there will be "restaurant tables" and lounge-type seating with banquettes and coffee tables, or as Dondis refers to the space, a "living room and dining room setting." So put on your finest silk robe and ascot, friends, but don't dare call this a restaurant:
The menu upstairs will include both savory items?foie gras, charcuterie, a cheese cart?and desserts made to order. As much as possible, Dondis wants to emphasize tableside preparations. Sucré in the French Quarter won't be a restaurant.