1208 W. Magnolia Ave. #100
Fort Worth, TX
A few weeks ago, I was packing my bags for 8 wonderful days in Paris. I heard a rumor that Le Chat Noir was back open in Fort Worth after moving out of state for a brief time. I am never one to turn down a sign that I am meant to get down with some delicious macarons and cupcakes. Seeing as I was going to Paris, and this very Parisian cupcake shop was back open, a sign it was indeed.
While I was slaving away in the office the day before I left the country, my dutiful butler of baked goods went to pick me up some goodies that would undoubtably set my vacation off to a marvelous start.
Sad for me, but awesome for the Le Chat Noir, it was towards the end of the day and they were almost sold out. To say I was a little bummed was an understatement. However, like a good writer, I hunkered down with a
glass bottle of wine and my box of beauties.
I know what you’re thinking, I probably got the cast offs, the treats no one wanted. Well, if that was the case, I would hate to see how amazing the treats that were my first pick tasted, because these were pretty amazing.
I had a Memphis Maven (vegan banana and chocolate chip cake with peanut butter fudge icing) and a Salty Seductress (dark chocolate filled cake with bittersweet chocolate ganache, and topped with chocolate ganache buttercream & sea-salt)
Now, I fully admit that the Salty Seductress is nearly impossible to eat without a big fat glass of milk. This cupcake is a chocolate lovers wet dream. It’s insane, and insane in a good way. Just when you think it cannot get any chocolatier, it punches you in the face with more chocolate, and then gives you a big fat salty kiss at the end with its generous sprinkling of sea salt.
If you love chocolate, you must have it. Carton of milk not included.
My favorite cupcake was the Vegan cupcake. The best vegan cupcakes in my opinion, are always the banana ones. Bananas give that vital component of moisture lacking in so many Vegan cupcakes. And we all know that bananas best friend is peanut butter. Add in just the right amount of chocolate chips, and you have what was pretty much perfection in cupcake form.
Now, let’s talk about the macarons. You guys know how I feel about boring macarons. Vanilla, Chocolate, Pistachio. I like different, outside the box, or even safe flavors that just are not generally found in a macaron. Thankfully, Le Chat Noir appreciates this as well, with flavors of anise caramel and and Blueberry Lavender, there is something for those who want to branch out, and for those that don’t want to stray too far from their comfort zone, but without settling for Vanilla, Chocolate, and Pistachio.
Le Chat Noir also offers cake balls, or Bordello Bites if you will. While I have not sampled them, pretty sure they are just as naughty as the rest of their goodies. Also, if you find yourself at Avoca Coffee, you can get their cakes by the slice.
They are open Wednesday- Sunday, and the flavors of cupcakes, macarons, and Bordello Bites change daily. So, your best best is to stalk their Facebook before going.. Oh, and definitely get their early.