Local Dish: Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro

Posted on Mar 3 by SEASONS Magazine

Santa Barbara favorite Renaud's now has an outpost in Montecito, courtesy photo.

Santa Barbara favorite Renaud’s now has an outpost in Montecito, courtesy photo.

Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro comes to the Coast Village Plaza 

By Lauren Bennett

Local will be excited to know that they have another place to get their fix of French pastries. Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro has opened another location at Coast Village Plaza (1187 Coast Village Rd.) in Montecito. This restaurant joins the crowd favorites in the plaza, including Juice Ranch, Here’s the Scoop, The Tennis Shop, UPS, Norvell Bass Cleaners, Riviera Smiles, Sequel Salon, Giovanni’s Pizza and Richie’s Barber Shop. Renaud’s newest location is nestled in the south end of the property near the newest driveway.

Renaud’s Patisserie & Bistro is a business that emerged within the last decade and, in that short amount of time, has made a name for itself. Their coastal locations reflect the languid luxury that their exquisite pastries provide. Renaud’s serves breakfast and lunch in their Santa Barbara and LaCanada Flintridge locations and pastries in their location featured in Gelson’s Markets.

Renaud's Patisserie now has an outpost in Montecito, courtesy photo.

Renaud’s Patisserie now has an outpost in Montecito, courtesy photo.

The menu includes decadent croissants, sweet fruit tarts, delectable macarons, authentic quiche, freshly baked cookies and scrumptious cakes. Breakfast and lunch menus include enticing items such as fresh French toast made on homemade brioche served with a side of maple syrup and jam and homemade pasta topped with savory sauteed mushrooms and aged Gruyere shavings, served alongside a hot garlic baguette.

Renaud’s is the dream of chef Renaud Gonthier, a talented chef who honed his culinary skills in Europe’s best culinary schools and pastry shops. Alongside his fruitful career in Europe, Gonthier worked as the top pastry chef for Ritz Carlton and at the renowned Barton G. Catering firm in Miami.

For more information, visit renaudsbakery.com or call 805/569-2400

This story was originally published in the Winter 2017-18 issue of Santa Barbara Seasons Magazine.


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