Ghyslain at the Sanctuary

Nulu has landed what promises to be yet another boutique foodie destination.

Quebec-born Ghyslain Maurais is opening his fourth chocolate boutique/bistro, this one at 725 E. Market Street in Nulu.

Ghyslain on Market bistro, scheduled to open in April, will be in a renovated carriage house and will serve gelato, French pastries and chocolates, a full menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and breakfast items and a variety of beverages including coffee, beer and wine, according to a news release.

The bistro will have full-service catering and Maurais will expand what’s termed an “existing Kentucky wholesale chocolate and pastry business” with the Nulu operation, according to the release.

Ghyslain on Market will seat 52 people inside, with outdoor seating for 48, according to the release.

The bistro will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Maurais’s three other locations are:
• Ghyslain Chocolate Artisan Center in Union City, Ind.
• Ghyslain Bistro in Richmond, Ind.
• Ghyslain at the Sanctuary in Zionsville, Ind.

In the release, Maurais is quoted as saying:

We chose Louisville for our first location outside of Indiana because we were drawn to its vibrant restaurant scene. Louisville diners are very supportive of independent businesses, and we are excited to bring something different to the East Market area with our French provincial menu.

Dishes at Ghyslain on Market will range in price from $6 for 12-ounces of house made soup with grilled baguette to $12 for a variety of sandwiches served with a side dish, according to the release. Specialties include Croque Monsieur Panini, $10; Pan Bagnat Nicoise, $11 and Chicken Curry Panini, $12.

Breakfast will feature French-style baked eggs, $8, as well as steel cut oatmeal with fresh fruit., $6; granola with fresh fruit and yogurt, $6; and a variety of croissants $2  to $8. Side dishes $4, salads $8 to $11 and a cheese and charcuterie plate, $12, will also be avaiable.

Maurais’s artisan chocolates, pastries and gelato will be available in the restaurant or for takeout.

Ghyslain on Market is one of at least three new-to-Nulu restaurants scheduled to open during 2011 including Decca, Ivor Chodkowski’s Harvest and a new, yet-unnamed wood-fired oven pizza restaurant from the same partners who own Proof on Main in the 21C Museum Hotel.

More when we know more ….

About the Gyslain operations (from the release): Since 1988, Ghyslain has been supplying connoisseurs with gourmet chocolate and fine French pastries in Indiana.

For more information, call 866- 449-7524 or visit the company’s website here.