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Belle Pastry made the move from Seattle to Vegas, opening its third location in Chinatown. Chef and owner Jean-Claude Ferré originally opened his bakery in the Northwest in 2003, and now he brings his pastries, croissants, artisan breads, soups and sandwiches to Vegas.
Ferré grew up in Normandy, France, and learned about the art of desserts and chocolates in Paris. He studied for four years in Switzerland for under master chocolate-maker Roland Stauss before returning to Normandy to open his first pastry shop. He later brought his Crazy Croissants pastry shop to Anchorage before moving to Seattle in 1991.
His first location there on Mercer Island was called The French Pastry Place. Later, he opened The French Confection, a wholesale bakery that sold his specialties to hotels, airlines, restaurants and coffee shops throughout the Puget Sound.
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