Pastry chef Tariq Hanna has called New Orleans home for 9 years. The executive pastry chef and co-owner of the Sucré mini empire, which includes three "sweet boutiques" and the Salon by Sucré tea room, restaurant, and lounge, lives with his wife, Jennifer, and three French bulldogs in a raised Creole cottage in East Riverside. It was the old commercial 8-burner stove that immediately drew Hanna to the house, but its history was also a big selling point for him and Jennifer—it was the first residence built in the neighborhood, erected in the 1830s for the caretaker of the Delachaise sugarcane plantation. Fitting, that a house built on sugar should now be occupied by an award-winning pastry chef and master confectioner. After the caretaker, the house stayed in one family for the next hundred years. "The house is officially haunted," says Tariq.