A new and original boutique bakery on Saint-Laurent is creating inspiring and delicious homemade confections, pastries and cakes..
At the helm of the new shop is a career-advertising producer, Céline Carbonneau, who has brought her passion and great taste to Nougat & Nectarine.
Outside of her work producing advertising, Céline Carbonneau has always had a finger in the pie. She spent her spare moments honing her skills, baking cakes for friends’ birthdays and weddings, organizing tasting events and perfecting recipes to sell at public markets.
For a long time, she dreamt of adding another dimension to her passion for pastry. Her dreams have become reality with Nougat & Nectarine opening its doors on June 5 on Saint-Laurent Blvd. in the heart of Montreal.
Céline Carbonneau is now greeting gourmets and gourmands for dessert, coffee and other sweet treats in a unique place adjacent to the old Just for Laughs Museum.
Nougat & Nectarine is more than a window on great taste; it’s the result of a number of years of hard work.
Céline Carbonneau not only took pastry courses in New York, London and Montreal, but also studied floristry and design. Her creations are beautiful to behold and savour.
“My vision”, says Céline Carbonneau, “is to revisit family recipes. I’ve been making desserts for a long time now; my recipe for chocolate cake is at least 40-years-old… My sister’s Queen Elizabeth is probably one of the best in the world… And my father’s sugar pie might be the best you’ve ever tasted.”
Nougat & Nectarine has added a personal touch to winning recipes. Céline believes in quality, freshness, and creativity.
“We work as much as possible with fresh ingredients and avoid processed products where we can.
Except, of course, when it comes to adding M&Ms, Rice Krispies, or mini marshmallows into the recipes,” adds the founder of Nougat & Nectarine.
Over the past 19 months, Céline Carbonneau worked diligently on her business plan, finding the perfect location, renovating, decorating, financing, creating menus and communication tools. Over time, she transformed from home baker and producer into a veritable pastry baroness.
Nougat & Nectarine also offers a tailored corporate service and delivery for work events and private parties.