EatLafayette Dish of the Day: Poupart's Vendée Globe

by Camille LeJeune

A piece of French history crafted into decadent chocolate

Every four years in Les Sables d'Olonnes, France, thousands of yachts line the banks of the Atlantic to begin the Vendée Globe, a boat race whose course circles the globe in about 75 days. Records state that a Capt. Poupart once participated in the trip; though any direct relation is unconfirmed, François Poupart of Poupart's Bakery and Bistro used the Vendée Globe sailboats as inspiration for this chocolatey treat.

A light and fluffy, but rich chocolate mousse is coated in a hardened chocolate ganache, then decorated with thin chocolate pieces handcrafted by François himself. Pair the Vendée Globe, our EatLafayette Dish of the Day for Wednesday, with a cup of Community Coffee and enjoy a taste of France without having to leave Lafayette.

Photo by: Camille LeJeune

Poupart Bakery
1902 W. Pinhook Road
(337) 232-7921

Poupart Bistro Downtown

110 E. Vermilion St., Ste. 130

(337) 534-4423

The EatLafayette campaign ends Sept. 2. This week IND Eats is featuring Sweet Treats as part of its EatLafayette Dish of the Day feature; next week we will feature Pub Grub - burgers, dogs, fries, and more from local restaurants participating in the campaign.

For more information on local eateries, view the online INDEats Dining Guide.