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Sincerely,
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dominique Ansel Bakery

Dominique Ansel Bakery
189 Spring Street
New York City, NY 10012
(212) 219-2773

Dominique Ansel Bakery must be the most talked about bakery this year, so we couldn't visit New York and skip it! But, we did decide that waking up to line up at 5:00 am for a cronut simply wouldn't fit into our holiday schedule.
So instead, we went late in the afternoon and hoped that there wouldn't be a large crowd. Okay, there wasn't a large crowd, but we still had to line up for awhile. Some of the shelves looked empty, so whatever was there might have been sold out.
At least there were still macarons so that we could try them for our macaron tour.
These pastries were disappearing fast while we were in line. By the time we could order, a few more rows of treats were no longer available.
That's okay, we came here to try the frozen s'more, which made it's début two months after the famous cronut. The torched marshmallow envelopes a vanilla ice cream centre that has been covered in chocolate feuilletine. An apple-wood-smoked stick in place ties in the smell of being by a campfire. This was such a nice treat, probably the favourite thing we tried at the bakery.
Next up is the magic soufflé, which is a Grand Marnier chocolate soufflé encased inside an orange blossom brioche.
It arrives in a cute little box (reminiscent of theatre popcorn) with instructions if you're not eating it immediately.
We were instructed to break open the top.
There's the Grand Marnier chocolate soufflé. We felt that the flavours weren't strong enough, especially the orange blossom brioche which barely had a hint! We would recommend the frozen s'more over this one if you wanted to try one.
Lastly, we picked a honey grapefruit macaron for our tour and was surprisingly disappointed. There was barely any grapefruit flavour and the shell was extremely soft and fragile. Again, making us wonder if it wasn't fresh or properly stored.

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