No one remembers pastries in Los Angeles before Michel Richard – Lois Dwan, Restaurant Editor for the Los Angeles Times.
Maison Richard, formerly known as Michel Richard Restaurant & Pastry Shop, first opened on Robertson Blvd on February 17th 1977. French pastry Chef Michel Richard performed his culinary magic for over 10 years, until he got the "disease of the restaurateur". He opened his dream restaurants Citronelle, then Central Michel Richard, in Washington, D.C.
In 1987, Huguette Coffyn, long time friend and partner took over the pastry shop and worked along with Michel to maintain the quality and the reputation. Huguette was so dedicated that she almost lived there, coming very early in the morning and leaving after closing, seven days a week.
Cook and pastry chefs at Michel Richard Inc. are long-time employees and work as a team. Quality and consistency are their commitment.