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Macaron Day 2015

Macaron Day was started in Paris in 2005 by Chef Pierre Herme. It was started as a celebration of the iconic Parisian macaron an the start of spring. In 2009 my mentor Francois Payard brought Macaron Day to New York City. This year we gathered the best pastry chefs, bakers, and artisan chocolate makers in the Triangle and helped bring Macaron Day to North Carolina.  Collectively we produced 3,298 macarons and raised $2068.21 for Triangle Area Meals on Wheels... read more

Best Desserts in Wake County!!

It was such an honor to learn that lucettegrace won Best Desserts in Wake County as part of The Independent Weekly's Best of The Triangle 2015.  We were also a finalist in the Best Bakery... read more

lucettegrace in the Indy!

Daniel Benjamin provides extraordinary, everyday indulgences at lucettegrace By Jill Warren Lucas @jwlucasnc Photo by Justin Cook The Pistachio Raspberry Rose Eclair, the Nanner Budino, the When Peru Met Sicily and the Ardeche at lucettegrace. Write to the editor lucettegrace 235 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh 919-307-4950 www.lucettegrace.com Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.; Friday–Saturday, 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Daniel Benjamin grew up in... read more

Hawks & Doves

I don't know which is harder: making aprons or trying to take a photograph with two young children in aprons, but alas I was unable to do either. I have been doing this cooking and baking thing for quite some time, most of that has been in some pretty serious places where uniforms and dress codes are stringent, perhaps even sterile. Now, I have nothing against a nice chef coat, but they can be really expensive. For lucettegrace I wanted something different. Partnering with  Hawks &... read more

Y’all Rock!

I continue to be astounded and humbled by the outpouring of support lucettegrace has received. While we are working hard to get lucettegrace open to serve you deliciousness, I must say that we are a bit behind schedule, but don't worry, we think it will be worth the wait. lucettegrace is a dream that I have been building on for about 18 years, and I can honestly say the most amazing thing has been the relationships built with the people, artisans, and local companies that have not only... read more