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Pastry King Dominique Ansel Kills His Darlings by Binning Cronuts at New Restaurant

The new opening in Covent Garden is a sit-down space with no room for the chef’s most famous creation

Dominique Ansel Bakery to open second London bakery location in Covent Garden Dominique Ansel Bakery [Official Photo]

French dessert master wants to show off his other layers

Trompe-l’œil pastry master Dominique Ansel’s new Covent Garden opening is throwing London a curveball: it’s a restaurant, not a bakery, and there won’t be a Cronut in sight. Dominique Ansel Treehouse will open at 24 Floral Street, offering a three-course, sit-down menu and an upstairs restaurant with a “treetop canopy,” according to the Evening Standard. It’s not Ansel’s first restaurant — he owns 189 in Los Angeles, which is one restaurant called 189, not one-hundred and eighty-nine restaurants — but it is his first in Europe, and his reputation for eye-catching desserts will precede him in spite of killing that croissant-doughnut darling.

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