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Dine + Wine

Nibbles + Bites

by Holly Becker

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Photography by Jamie Cowles

Bringing Back the Bakery

GATEAU ON MAIN OFFERS A BAKERY AND DESSERT BAR CONCEPT

Gateau on Main’s

STATS Cuisine

Bakery and dessert bar

Price lunch APRIL 2019

dinner

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Attire Casual

Atmosphere

French bistro style Scratch-made cinnamon buns are a staple at Gateau on Main.

hen a space became available on Main Street in Davidson just as Tara Ragan contemplated her next career path after retirement, she jumped at the opportunity. “For a long time I’ve wanted a dessert bar in Davidson,” explains Ragan. “When the [Millstone] bakery closed in Davidson, I thought we have everything here except a bakery.” Ragan’s wish resulted in Gateau on Main, which offers an assortment of French-inspired food with a

Southern twist, as evident from the “Bonjour Ya’ll” sign greeting customers.

Sweet treats Gateau on Main’s menu includes staples such as scratch-made European-style croissants, French macarons, scones, cinnamon buns, éclairs, French-style cheesecake and fruit tarts. Fresh-baked breads, including Country French loaf, white or wheat baguettes and brioche, are made in-house each day.

Ragan says Gateau on Main fills a much needed dessert niche amidst downtown Davidson’s bustling restaurant scene. “We have wonderful restaurants in Davidson but none that are really known for desserts,” she says. Ragan wants to transition the bakery to create a dessert bar atmosphere in the evenings, so she intentionally keeps Gateau on Main open an hour later than neighboring restaurants to allow patrons to pop in

Group Friendly - Outdoor/Spring Family Friendly Going Solo Lunch Meeting - Outdoor/Spring Date Night

PRICE KEY 15 and under

$

25 and under

$

50 and under

$

75 and under

$

This includes an entree and a non-alcoholic beverage.

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