Pastry wizard Dominique Ansel's new bakery is set to open in Tokyo tomorrow and Cronut mania has already set in. Reps for the futuristic-looking store send word that two men (pictured below) started camping out in front of the bakery at 9:25 p.m., just under 12 hours before the doors open at 8 a.m. Saturday. The shop already has a line out front, and staff members are now clearing out the parking lot next door so that Cronut fiends have a place to wait.
The first Cronut on offer at Dominique Ansel Tokyo is influenced by the flavors of Japan: It is filled with Hokkaido milk honey ganache and glazed with yuzu-lemon cream. Head chef Laurie Jon Moran and his team are also serving up a number of other desserts like matcha cookies, a play on a Paris-Brest made with passion fruit and more matcha, chestnut wagashi, and yuzu- and vanilla-filled cream puffs stacked on top of one another to make a Maneki Neko (lucky cat).
The bakery will also serve a savory "all-day" menu featuring numerous egg dishes like an omelet soufflé with mornaise sauce. Check out some images of the desserts below: