London! We’re excited to announce the launch of Dominique Ansel Treehouse, a new bistro and bakery opening on the heart of Covent Garden in February 2020.
This brand new concept will feature a menu that celebrates and showcases the pastry foundations and artisanal techniques that pastry chefs do best – from flaky puff pastry to delicate handmade pasta, short crusts for pies and tarts, fresh-baked breads, and more. Chef Dominique looked to the pastry kitchen and the techniques that he and his fellow pastry chefs have honed and worked on perfecting for years, and how that could translate into a savoury menu and bistro setting. It’s these building blocks of pastry that set the foundation for Dominique Ansel Treehouse.
“Sometimes, the very best part of an apple pie is the crust. When we were conceptualizing the idea for Dominique Ansel Treehouse, I thought about how in a traditional restaurant setting, the pastry department typically works on all the different doughs on the menu, even from a savoury perspective. I’m excited to create a new menu that celebrates these pastry foundations and French techniques, in a casual bistro café with simple fresh ingredients that stay true to the classics,” says Chef Dominique.
Set within a stunning two-storey space on Covent Garden’s quaint Floral Street, the modern treehouse design is inspired by exploration and imagination. The ground floor will comprise a takeaway bakery boutique offering plenty of desserts and pastries, Chef Dominique’s first-ever bread program with fresh-baked breads made daily, classic French viennoiserie and tarts, while the cosy seated bistro will be located in the “treetop canopy” on the upper floor.
Stay tuned for more news to come, and visit DominiqueAnselTreehouse.com to sign up for updates!