Columbus Africentric Food Tour: L’Appat Patteserie Cafe

Columbus Africentric Food Tour: L’Appat Patteserie Cafe

“Take a pinch of Mexican cayenne, a teaspoon of Indian curry, a dollop of cream cheese and a hint of lavender” — sounds like the recipe for a magic spell and in a way — it is. “Didier Alapini cooks up magic everyday at L’Appat! His international fusion restaurant located at the corner of Oak and Champion in the heart of Olde Towne. Didier, who immigrated to the US from the African nation of Benin in 1998, learned to cook from his mother who had started a catering business in the late 1980’s. Benin had been a French colony so its cuisine has a strong French as well as African influence. Not one to stay idle, Didier who has degrees in physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, biology and nutrition planned to obtain a doctorate in Nutrition and Food Science and Biochemistry at the Ohio State University. He was moved to go into the catering and restaurant business while watching a television program where a scientist demonstrated how to make BBQ sauce in his own kitchen. Didier had an epiphany, exclaiming, “I can do that!”

Find out more @
Facebook: “L’appat patisserie cafe”
Address: 1159 Oak street, Columbus, Ohio

The Columbus Africentric Food Tour is an exploration of amazing local Africentric Cuisines & Restaurants in Central Ohio!  Each episode, we discover an array of Nubian influenced, mouth-watering delicacies, while introducing you to the chefs & practitioners of culinary excellence responsible for these exquisite dishes!

Bon Appetit!


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