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Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel to open London bakery

20 April 2016 by
Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel to open London bakery

The man behind the cronut is opening Dominique Ansel Bakery London in Belgravia, London.

Feted as one of the world's best pastry chefs, Ansel spent six years at Daniel Boulud's flagship New York restaurant, which gained three Michelin stars during his tenure as executive pastry chef.

Although dedicated to French cuisine and culture, Ansel says he "fell in love with the blend of cultures and spirit" of London and the new bakery, Ansel's first in Europe, will carry some London-only items.

"With each new place we go, our team draws a huge amount of inspiration. London not only gives us access to the ingredients across all of Europe, it will also be a chance for us to learn quite a bit along the way," he added.

While the London exclusives are yet to be announced, the bakery will definitely stock the cronut, as well as top New York seller Dominique's Kouign Amann, AKA the DKA, described as a caramelised croissant, plus the The Cookie Shot, a warm chocolate chip cookie, shaped like a shot glass and filled to order with ice-cold milk infused with Tahitian vanilla bean.

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