Dominique Ansel Bakery: Cronuts Are Here

You've heard about the famed pastry from NYC; now you can find it, and several gourmet goodies made just for LA, at The Grove.

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Chef Dominique Ansel, the inventor of the Cronut, brings his first Los Angeles restaurant to The Grove in Los Angeles. Dominique Ansel Bakery opens on Friday, Nov. 10. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Barneys New York)
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Chef Dominique Ansel, the inventor of the Cronut, brings his first Los Angeles restaurant to The Grove in Los Angeles. Dominique Ansel Bakery opens on Friday, Nov. 10. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Barneys New York)
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A look inside the new restaurant.
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Call it a creative homage to the Golden State: It's the Avocado Toast Ice Cream Sandwich, which includes avocado olive oil ice cream, ricotta mascarpone ice cream, and a buttery shortbread cookie. Adding hue and sweetness? Freeze-dried raspberries, fresh dragon fruit, a touch of olive oil, and sea salt.
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Hello, California Roll: There's no fish nor rice in this treat, but rather "avocado mousse, vanilla lime mousse, honey gelée, and soft olive oil biscuit."
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Too pretty to eat? Meet the Paris-LA, a spin on the classic Paris-Brest with a sprinkling of LA spirit. That comes from the orange blossom ganache and the chocolate poppy flower on top, as well as the poppy seeds (hello, California state flower). Also found in the stylish confection? Muscavado ganache and raspberry jam.
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Jakob Layman
The airy bakery and restaurant can be found near The Grove's fountains, across from the Pacific Theater cinemas.
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Brunch service began over the first weekend in November, while dinner will begin on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 189 by Dominique Ansel, the restaurant located upstairs in the sizable space. As for the much-anticipated bakery, which is on the first floor?
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The Dominique Ansel Bakery opens at 9 in the morning on Friday, Nov. 10. So who will be the first to eat a made-in-LA Cronut? The Cronut-craving queue on day #1 will surely be impressive.
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