Was That A Mouse In The Cronut Shop?
Someone spotted a mouse scampering across the floor, in Chef Dominique Ansel’s bakery last week. New York City Health Department decided to shutter his bakery, until an extensive clean up and re-construction of the basement, was performed on the shop.
It would take much more than that, to deter crazy cronut fans, from long ass cronut lines.
Pesky Little Things
Can you imagine that! A mouse in New York City?
Why yes, actually I can. They are everywhere. The one little critter that scurried across the floor of Pastry Chef Dominique Ansel’s Soho eatery last Friday, created quite the commotion, because this pesky little varmint, just happened to have been caught on camera.
Cut to: Health Department shutdown.
Today, after being shuttered for 4 days, my hero, and Champion Pastry Chef, Dominique Ansel, was able to re-open his doors to his loyal customers. I was there, of course, and waited patiently for my pastries. Wouldn’t you know, that I got the last 2 cronuts of the day!
Gonna Fly Now!
In anticipation of the determined Chef, and his staff’s “come back”, Chef Dominique, created a SPECIAL Rocky Balboa themed version of MY FAVORITE PASTRY, the Cronut. The boxes, had an inspiring quote from “Rocky” attached.
We Are Cronut Freaks, I Cannot Tell A Lie
Those who follow me on Twitter@MyBigFatMouth, know that both my husband and I, are CRONUT FREAKS. Although Dan will never admit it, he drives by the shop on his way to work every single day, and assesses the length of the line. When it’s short enough, we indulge. Sometimes, he’ll just get 2, and often, I’ll jump on my bike and dash over so we can get 2 more. We’re crazy like that, and my thighs can prove my overindulgence for the past 10 months.
We’ve tasted every flavor of cronut, except one, and I even waited for 2 hours in Austin, at Chef Dominique’s “Cronuts at Midnight” party during SXSW.
As far as the “mouse tales”, in each of my trips to the shop, I have never seen so much as a crumb on the floor. The place is super clean.
February Was The Best Month!
Lucky for me, my birthday, and Valentine’s Day, both fell during Dominique Ansel’s Raspberry/Lychee period in February.
I’m not bragging, but during February, we consumed the delicate donut/croissant hybrid, on at least 3 separate occasions.
IT WAS MY FAVORITE FLAVOR so far.
Thank you, Dominique Ansel, for creating the cronut, and thank you, for your awesome hospitality too.
You are a winner! That’s for sure.