Good news for people who love good calories: Cronut creator and bespoke bakery superstar Dominique Ansel is coming to L.A., and he’s bringing a new L.A.-specific dessert with him. Yes, we speak of the avocado toast ice cream sandwich concoction that you might already have heard murmurs of. In honor of opening his first L.A. bakery location at the Grove, Ansel has prepared a menu of treats tailor-made to suit us green juice-loving, yoga-practicing Angelenos. While some of these desserts feel a bit calorie-heavy for the traditional L.A.-style dessert (which is usually drinkable,) some are just light and pretty enough for a perfect, guilt-free mouthful– and a perfect Instagram post. Ansel’s Wizard of Oz-themed pomegranate tart comes to mind (could he possibly be pandering to us Friends of Dorothy?!)
Another only-for-LA addition to our @DominiqueAnselLA bakery menu: our Ruby Tart, with pomegranate seeds, lychee ganache, cherry jam, and almond frangipane inside a vanilla sablé tart shell. Reminds me of Dorothy’s ruby red slippers in The Wizard of Oz. There really is no place like home, and we’re excited to welcome you all to our new West Coast home soon. Opening day of the bakery is FRIDAY, NOV 10 at 9AM! 😊 #DAinLA #DominiqueAnselBakeryLA @TheGroveLA
Of course, Ansel’s avocado toast ice cream sandwich is no such dessert. The stunning treat features avocado olive oil ice cream, ricotta mascarpone, and dragon fruit chips sprinkled on top.
Jesus. Thanks, Ansel, now it looks like we’ll NEVER be able to save up for a mortgage!
Dominique Ansel’s L.A. Bakery opens on November 10 at the Grove.
When in #California. Our Avocado Toast Ice Cream Sandwich at @DominiqueAnselLA, with avocado olive oil ice cream, ricotta mascarpone ice cream, and shortbread, topped with dragon fruit, freeze dried raspberries, olive oil and sea salt to finish. We’re opening FRIDAY, NOV 10TH at 9AM. Just 12 day to go! ✌️🥑🍦 #DAinLA #DominiqueAnselBakery #avocadotoast #icecream