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Sylvain Rivet is a classically trained French Chef who is passionate about the art of fine pastry.

Now established in Charlotte, Chef Rivet delivers a selection of masterful interpretations of contemporary and classical pastries. He has honed his craft and developed his reputation over the last 30 plus years – from owning an award-winning restaurant, Amuse Bouche, in California; to teaching Culinary Arts at the Art Institute; and to leading kitchens around the world in international locations including France, Brazil, Japan, Greece and Morocco.

Throughout his travels he has always maintained his commitment to excellence. His dedication and enthusiasm provided him the opportunity to work for some of the biggest celebrity names in Hollywood including Oprah Winfrey, Sharon Stone and the Michael Jackson family.

Chef Rivet is now developing a community of devoted gourmets and foodies in the Charlotte area, as he brings his fine French pastry and bakery to historic South End.

Renaissance Patisserie – where taste and presentation are the highest quality!

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    Cynthis Gibson

    I have purchased pastries from Chef Rivet at the local farmer’s market for a couple of years. I was thrilled to learn he was opening a shop only a mile or so from my office in Charlotte. I went there opening day and was not disappointed. I purchased a variety of items to take back to everyone at work and everything was fabulous. I am so happy to be able to purchase his wonderful goods whenever I want now. I recommend that everyone go.

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    Carol Adams

    Hi! I know you are new, but I’d like to know what you offer. I live in Southend. I was hoping to stop by and grab some sandwiches and pastries for our office tomorrow. What do you offer? Thanks!

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    Glenn and Philippe

    If you want to discover or re-discover real French Pâtisserie, look no further. This is the real deal. When I savor the pastries from Renaissance Pâtisserie, I am back in France again. Sylvain never ceases to amaze us and I’ll always come to him when I need something to amaze my guests. Merci, Sylvain.

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    Jeanne

    Came for the first time on Saturday… As soon as inside the Patisserie, the delicious smell reminded us our Childhood in France. We decided to try the Chocolate éclair and the Mille-feuille (Napoleon), and of course a Pain au Chocolat: Excellent, one of the best we ever had! Thank you so much for being in Charlotte and for offering such great products. This is THE REAL FRENCH PATISSERIE. Merci!

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    Debbie

    Hi Sylvain,
    I can’t believe I haven’t made it to your bakery. Can you tell me what quiches you have on certain days and, also, do you ever have the almond croissants that you had at Karen and Steve’s house after Caroline’s wedding? Do you offer croissants daily?
    I have been on an allergy elimination diet, but will have to go off of it, so I can enjoy all of your delicious food.
    Thank you!

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    Linda Roberts

    I too was a fan at the Gastonia Farmer’s Market. The veggie quiche, and the traditional almond croissants are to die for. When eating one of the croissants in Paris in April, all of that memory came back!

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    Cheryl

    This week I ate the best croissant ever! Having had a rough day at work, when I saw this on the map I rushed over. The young lady was locking up as I arrived but she smiled and invited me in. Purchasing some of the last croissants, was an excellent decision. My family loved the buttery crust with the slightly sweet glaze.
    We can’t wait to get some more. They ARE the best in town. 😉

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    Cheryl

    This week I ate the most wonderful croissant ever! Having had a rough day at work, when I saw this on the map I rushed over. The young lady was locking up as I arrived but she smiled and invited me in. Purchasing some of the last croissants, was an excellent decision. My family loved the buttery crust with the slightly sweet glaze.
    We can’t wait to get some more. They ARE the best in town. 😉

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    Danielle G. Massey

    After seeing the interview with Mr. Sylvain Rivet, of Renaissance Patisserie, following the horrific attack in Nice on Bastille Day, I wanted to locate the “Patisserie” for authentic French pastries. On Thursday, July 28, 2016, not only did I find the Patisserie on South Blvd. in Charlotte, but also a young lady, Amandine, whom I had lost track of a couple of years ago. The pastry was delicious and finding Amandine was also gratifying. I did not meet M. Rivet but maybe next time. It really is a small world.
    Merci M. Rivet, grace a vous et votre patisserie, j’ai retrouve une tres gentile jeune demoiselle.

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    Sharyn

    My husband and I live in South Carolina and came to Charlotte to pick up peaches at the farmers market. While there, we stopped at the Bakery stand and each got a buttered croissant. They were amazing. We’re planning a trip to their site on South Blvd this weekend and I’m sure we’ll be buying much too much but enjoying it all tremendously.

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    Lee

    Absolutely wonderful and authentic French pastries. Their other products (quiches, cakes, soups etc) are fine as well, but it’s the pastries for me! Nothing but superlatives! First-time visitors should understand that this is a bakery (and a magnificent one indeed), with a small store and a large kitchen, but not a restaurant.

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