A Denver oldie, André's Confeserie,will be closing its doors this month after nearly half a century of pastry goodness. The pastry shop, older than the age of the average Denverite, is known for its delicious Swiss tortes, quiches, and strudels. André's, which is also very popular amongst the wedding cake crowd, has been owned and operated by chef Bruno Gegenschatz since day one of opening in 1967.
Andrés originally began as a chocolate shop in Kansas City by Swiss couple André and Elsbeth Bollier. After years of success, the couple expanded with many more franchises, one of which being the Denver location. The Bolliers hired fellow Swiss pastry chef Gegenschatz to operate the outpost. Fun fact: Zurchereli, the popular tea cookie on Andrés menu, was invented by Gegenschatz as a young pastry chef in Zurich when he forgot the name of the cookie he was trying to master.
Guests can still go to André's for goodbye lunch and pastries until the end of December.