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Dominique Ansel's Latest Pastry: A 'Garden' Pot de Creme

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Just weeks after debuting milk and cookie shots, Cronut inventor/pastry wizard Dominique Ansel is at it again: The NYC pastry chef revealed his latest creation via Instagram, the Garden. It's a "milk chocolate mousse with brownie base, feuilletine 'soil' and mint gelee" that reps say was inspired by pot de creme: Ansel "thought of his 'pot' as more of a flower pot, and built up the idea for the garden from that." The garden is complete with a chocolate lady bug.

The Garden will be a part of Dominique Ansel Bakery's Spring menu, which debuts on Friday. Ansel is still finalizing the menu and reps say Ansel is working on two "interactive" desserts as well. There's a Key Lime Juniper Tart where diners "get to sprinkle in a mix of Maldon sea sat and brown sugar to [thier] liking, and then squeeze a fresh lime wedge over it" and a Rose Pomegranate Tart where customers "drizzle rose water over a crystallized rose petal and when it turns from white to pink the tart is ready to eat." These desserts will join the ranks of other post-Cronut Ansel pastries like the edible pinecone and the Magic Soufflé.

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Dominique Ansel Bakery

189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012