Doughnut enthusiasts in the Dallas area are in for a nice surprise when La Rue Doughnuts opens up in Trinity Groves, according to a report by CultureMap Dallas:

“La Rue comes from Casey and Amy La Rue, the acclaimed chef duo who previously owned Carte Blanche, the award-winning restaurant-bakery on Greenville Avenue. They closed the restaurant in early June after receiving an offer from a restaurateur who plans to open something in the space.

“In their brief three years, both the restaurant and bakery won numerous awards, including the Forbes Five-Star in Texas for two years in a row, in 2022 and again in 2023, and they’re the only Dallas restaurant to earn the prestigious 5-diamond award from AAA. Carte Blanche was nominated for Restaurant of the Year in CultureMap’s 2023 Tastemaker Awards, while Casey was nominated for Best Chef and Amy was nominated for Best Pastry Chef in 2021 and in 2022.

“Now they’ll focus strictly on a standalone bakery, specializing in house-made doughnuts in a variety of flavors.

“‘Doughnuts were among the many items we offered at the bakery, but one of our more popular items,’ Amy says. ‘We were making so many different kinds of pastry — croissants, Danish, cookies. Pastry chefs tend to be a little neurotic, and it was a lot to juggle to make sure all of those different things were consistent. This will give us the opportunity to tune in and create consistent and wonderful doughnuts full time.’

“At the Greenville Avenue location, they would generally do two to three flavors, but now they’ll expand into a variety including brioche doughnuts, cake doughnuts, old-fashioned, and their signature crullers. They’ll continue to rotate in flavors such as lemon and passion fruit, depending on the season.”

To read the entire article by CultureMap Dallas, please click HERE.