After Magnolia Bakery, we walked down to Soho to try Dominique Ansel Bakery.
Dominique Ansel is famous for inventing the cronut (a croissant and doughnut hybrid) and he has even trademarked the name! People usually start lining up at 5am (bakery opens at 8am) and the cronuts are sold out right away. I didn’t have the energy to wake up at 4am to go line up.. but surprising, I’m not too sad about missing it.
Luckily, we went when the lineup was short and in the store.. usually it’s around the corner..
cookie shot (cookie lined with chocolate on the inside and filled with milk)…. it’s only served after 3pm (don’t know why) and it’s limited to 2 per person…. The chocolate cookie is soft and chewy.. yet hard enough to hold the milk. The milk is sweet and has a taste of vanilla. I love drinking milk between bites of chocolate chip cookie.. so this is a pretty interesting creation. You kind of have to sip the milk, then nibble on the cookie, and sip again.
Frozen S’more (a frozen and modified version of classic camp desert that is flamed on order: custard ice-cream covered with chocolate and wrapped with marshmallow on a applewood-smoked tree branch) … As a kid, one of the only activities I look forward to during camp is s’more making… so obviously I had to try Dominique’s version of a s’more. I loved the presentation (a more hygienic version than camp’s) and the taste. The ice-cream and the marshmallow together weren’t too sweet. The texture was interesting.. with the marshmallow being warm and soft while the ice-cream was cold and harder. Another clear winner!
Dominique’s Kouign Amann DKA(caramelized croissant with a crispy shell and flaky interior)… apart from cronut, this is Dominique’s other specialty. It’s a bit crispier than regular croissants.. but nothing really special..
FAIM? OUI OUI!!
Dominique Ansel Bakery