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Superstar pastry chef Dominique Ansel is slowly taking over the world with his baked goods, and his next big move is a bakery in London. In January, Ansel announced his plans to expand across the pond. Now, reps for the bakery have provided Eater a few more details on what to expect.

  • The new outpost will be called Dominique Ansel Bakery London — no surprise here. The name follows in the eponymous tradition of the original Dominique Ansel Bakery and Dominique Ansel Kitchen in New York City and Dominique Ansel Bakery Tokyo.
  • It is on track to open in "late summer/early autumn 2016." The bakery will set up shop at 17-21 Elizabeth St., in the west-central London district of Belgravia.
  • Ansel's first Europe-based bakery will offer a selection of the pastries that he's made famous, as well as some London-exclusive items. Intel on the latter is still scarce, but the Ansel team confirms London will get the cronut, DKA (Dominique's kouign-amann), the cookie shot, and frozen s'mores.

"Although I grew up in France, so close to London, I didn’t have a chance to visit until I was much older," Ansel said in a prepared statement. "When I did, I immediately fell in love with the blend of cultures and the spirit of the city. With each new place we go, our team draws a huge amount of inspiration. London not only gives us access to the ingredients across all of Europe, it will also be a chance for us to learn quite a bit along the way."

Ansel opened his first New York bakery in 2011, and Dominique Ansel Kitchen followed last April. The acclaimed pastry chef launched Dominique Ansel Bakery Tokyo last June.

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