La Riviere Confiserie
<p>Nestled smack dab in the middle of Magazine Street, the recently opened La Riviere Confiserie (sweet shop), is a modern day oasis for sweets tooths from around the city. </p>
One of my favorite movies of all time is “A Good Year”, and is filmed is Provence, France. La Riviere could have easily been located just doors down from Marion Cotilliard’s restaurant in the movie. Besides the obvious French influenced and quaint interior, it was the beautifully designed tins and colorful packaging that really piqued my interest. Each brand and it’s products had a story of excellence, passion, and a provenance that went back several 100 years and generations. I was fortunate enough to sample a few pieces as I toured the great shop with owner Kyly Larriviere, and was super impressed. Below you’ll see more of my images from the visit as well as a bit more information from Kyly…
“A unique confiserie in New Orleans, Louisiana offering elegant artisinal candies, savories and GIEN dishes imported from France. We provide imported confections for entertaining at the table, holiday delicasies, party favors and exceptional corporate gifts. Our candies are traditionally made, often handcrafted and without preservatives or artificial ingredients.”
So many shops attempt to be authentic and passionate about their products, but the folks at La Riviere are the real deal. They are inviting and informational without putting on airs. The products are unique and tell a story in a really interesting way. I learned so much in just a short visit, I can’t wait to go back and pick up some gifts that will give me the opportunity to share in their story.