Celebrity pastry chef Dominique Ansel drew crowds last year with his doughnut-crossiant hybrid. But his latest effort will be Cronut-free.
This spring Ansel will open a pastry shop at 137 Seventh Avenue South at West 10th Street in the West Village. The shop will use the techniques of a restaurant kitchen, offering all his pastries and desserts à la minute (made to order), according to the New York Times.
“I’ve worked in restaurants and retail for Daniel Boulud and Fauchon,” he told the Times. “What you miss in a retail bakery is the freshness. So many desserts are better when not sitting around.” [NYT] – Christopher Cameron