Pastry chef Dominique Ansel and his famous Cronuts are going to Hollywood to celebrate the Oscars. Barneys New York has stuck up a partnership with the father of the Cronut to operate a one-day only pop-up this Saturday at the Grove. With Cronut fans in the West Coast sending letters asking about the famous treat, Ansel was more than enthusiastic to do the pop-up in Los Angeles.
The flavor for March is a combination of milk and honey with lightly scented lavender sugar. If you want try a couple head over to join the line early. In New York at the SoHo bakery lines start even before they open the bakery. Even at $5 per Cronut and limited to two per person they sold out in no time.
Ansel and his team knows how to treat their patient customers, in New York in the winter they treat them for hot chocolates and handed out hand-warmers. On Valentine’s Day they gave everyone a long-stemmed rose. They plan to entertain Californians the same way too, though just it is just for a day.
Proceeds from the sale will go to Heart of Los Angeles, which provides educational programs for underserved youth.
The bakery passes along tips for would-be Cronut fans in California: Please eat Cronuts immediately as they have a short shelf life. And if you do cut, please use a serrated knife, so as not to crush the layers. Never refrigerate these treats as the humidity from the refrigerator will cause them to go stale and soggy. Since Cronuts are filled with cream, we do not recommend serving them warm or hot.