When our Management Trainee Marylenne is looking for a croissant or other baked treats, she knows where to go. “I love the Dominique Ansel Bakery!,” our French intern says of the SoHo sanctuary for all things buttery. Born in England, she holds dual citizenship to France, on her father’s side and Belgium, on her mother’s.
Marylenne has been in NYC for 11 months already, and has fallen in love with the city. “There’s a constant change in food innovation and creativity here, always a new and exciting place to discover.” And living in the Big Apple hasn’t dampened her passion for home-baking. “I bake to put a smile on people’s faces. It’s all measured, so if you follow the recipe you can’t go wrong!”
She read about Dominique Ansel Bakery—which opened in 2011 and skyrocketed to fame in 2013 with its ingenious Cronut—in TimeOut New York. “It reminds me of a small café from Paris,” Marylenne says. “It’s a busy, vibrant atmosphere, but the back garden they have during the summer is like being in another atmosphere. And the pastries are outstanding.”
What to order? The DKA, or Dominique’s Kouign Amann, Ansel’s take on the classic Breton treat. “It is to die for! The texture! The flavors!”
So the next time you’re in town, do as Marylenne does and head to Dominique Ansel Bakery for some of New York’s most delicious baked goods!