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Avocado Toast Ice Cream Sandwich Coming To Cronut Creator's L.A. Restaurant
Dominique Ansel's L.A. restaurant and bakery won't open until November 10, but that isn't stopping the pastry mogul from sharing some of his upcoming L.A.-themed desserts. Ansel is jumping head-first into the West Coast and has been concocting some super creative treats like a mousse dessert that looks like a California Roll, milk bread arranged to look like elote, and an avocado toast ice cream sandwich. He previously announced his L.A. cronut with a white peach amaretto jam and muscavado ganache, so it looks like the bakery menu is going to be stacked with amazing treats.
Ansel is no stranger to city-specific desserts; his Tokyo location has a melon pan called the "Mr. Roboto" and the New York location has a "Paris-N.Y.," which is a New York-specific version of the Paris brest dessert. The L.A. desserts are gorgeous renditions of the colors and flavors we can find throughout the city—Ansel really did his research. Admittedly, though, avocado toast has had its run of relevance. Can we all move on from the dish? And no, I'm not just saying that so I can hoard all the avocados for myself.
The bakery opens its doors at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 10, and the restaurant—189 by Dominique Ansel— has its first dinner seating the night of Saturday, November 11. Also, brunch starts on Saturday, November 4, before 189 has fully opened. Reservations are already booked for the first few days of service, so hop on over to Resy ASAP if you want to get a table sometime before 2018.
189 by Dominique Ansel and Dominique Ansel Bakery will be located at 189 The Grove Drive in Los Angeles.