WICHITA — There’s a good chance you’ve had one of Ghassan “Gus” Srour’s desserts and just don’t know it.
Srour and his wife, Therese, used to have Patisserie Maurice near Harry and Rock, which supplied pastries to restaurants around Wichita, Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
They also offered catering from that site until April when a fire at a nearby business forced them to close.
The Srours now are opening their own restaurant, Cafe Maurice, at Cambridge Market at 21st and Webb Road.
“I’m going to keep doing wholesale and catering, and I would like to add a cafe,” Gus Srour says.
He likes the traffic in that area, which he says is heavy but not as congested as Rock Road.
Srour, who is from Lebanon, says the cafe will have a Mediterranean flair but won’t concentrate on any one type of food. The menu will include Lebanese dishes, French dishes and other cuisines.
The cafe is named for his late father, who was in the pastry business for more than 40 years in Lebanon.
Gus Srour has been in the business more than 25 years.
He plans to open sometime around September and will share more details about his business then.