Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Eating Everything at Dominique Ansel Bakery

Dominique Ansel Bakery
Well, not everything, but near enough! A couple of Saturdays back, I met up with a few friends including Niko from DessertBuzz, and we ate a crazy spread of food in the quaint backyard of Dominique Ansel Bakery. We were spurred on by promises of Black & White Eclairs and Dominique's Kouign Amann, and ended up going a little overboard. Luckily for us, Chef Ansel had a few moments to chat with us too, and threw in a few extras like the packages of Mini-Mes! Here's what you need to go try now!

Dominique's Kouign Amann
The DKA, Dominique's Kouign Amann is a win and a half. It's made from their croissant dough with an ample of sugar on the outside that caramelizes into a fabulous crunchy layer. Some people are calling this the next big thing, and I'd have to agree.

Black & White Eclair
As a life-long fan of black and white cookies, trying the black and white eclair was basically my reason to wake up that morning (also because I love meeting up with friends). The filling inside is split between vanilla and chocolate. It's delicious, and since they're only making 30 a day, a must for those of us who love limited editions.

Cannele de Bordeaux
Another fantastic reason to stop by: the Cannelé de Bordeaux. It's double caramelized causing the dark and incredibly hard outer shell--don't try to cut it, it *will* break plastic utensils. Inside is the softest, crumbly center I've ever seen, an absolutely perfect complement to the exterior. This was so wonderful that Niko got a second one on the way out! It's definitely the sleeper hit, and I expect it to be on at least one "Best of" list coming out soon.

This wasn't all we ate, for picture of more, click here.

Dominique Ansel Bakery
189 Spring Street
(212) 219-2773

1 comment:

Niko said...

One of the best mornings in recent memory and this post sums it up perfectly too. I have promised to take about 20 people to DAB to try the canneles

Great pics too BTW!