Lecavalier Petrone

Lecavalier Petrone

Lecavalier Petrone

Gourmet Confection Workshop

Under the direction of Chloé Migneault-Lecavalier and Loïse Desjardins-Petrone, Lecavalier Petrone has risen to become a temple dedicated to exquisite indulgence. Since its humble beginnings in 2015, the workshop has ascended to the pinnacle of the culinary scene, garnering praise and honors, notably with Chloé receiving the prestigious Lauriers de la gastronomie québécoise as pastry chef of the year 2022. With their flourishing success, these two artisan entrepreneurs have decided to transform their space, turning it into a workshop-boutique where every corner breathes the art of gourmet confectionery.

Nestled in the heart of the Pointe-Saint-Charles neighborhood in Montreal, their sanctuary, once a simple open-concept commercial space, now aspires to become the ultimate haven for sweet pleasures. However, to perpetuate their work in this blessed place, they have sought the expert assistance of Dupont Blouin, aiming to transcend the limits of the existing space without relocating.

The ambitious and exhilarating mandate entails a total renovation, aiming to optimize every parcel, magnify every detail, all without compromising the quality or efficiency of their production. Guided by a shared vision, the two partners have outlined the scope of a large-scale project, meticulously considering every aspect of the workshop-boutique.

From the elaborated program emanates the essence of their aspirations: a boutique space that is both functional and aesthetic, a checkout area allowing adept navigation between online orders and in-store purchases, strategically positioned preparation zones to enhance each creation, and an office space offering a breathtaking view of their sweet kingdom.

In this quest for perfection, the architectural approach adopted mirrors their craftsmanship: understated, elegant, and devoid of excess. The goal is to spotlight the delectable treasures that emanate from their expert hands. Thus, the palette of colors, soft and refined, harmonizes seamlessly with carefully chosen materials: the speckled black porcelain mosaic evoking the softness of vanilla chantilly, solid surface countertops facilitating maintenance, and galvanized steel adding a subtle industrial touch.

Inside, delicate curves guide the gaze, creating a symbiosis between space and displayed products, while curtains delicately delineate the public space from the necessary privacy for preparations. Strategically placed openings offer fleeting glimpses of artisans at work, reinforcing the intimate connection between creator and audience.

Although this endeavor is not without its challenges, notably the temporal challenge imposed by the need to temporarily close to minimize disruptions, Chloé and Loïse move forward with determination, fueled by the passion that has driven them since day one. In this ballet of flavors and textures, they remain convinced that every effort exerted, every detail refined, will be commensurate with their ambition: to make Lecavalier Petrone a place where indulgence is transformed into a true work of art.