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."