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Dominique Ansel Bakery New York

When Dominique Ansel Bakery opened in November, the New York Times hit the nail on the head by calling it “not your everyday bakery”. The chef was the first in Manhattan to offer the Breton-specialty, Kouign Amann, which he calls DKA (“Dominique’s Kouign Amann”). Ansel has had to quadruple the production of these caramelized croissant-like pastries, and has been selling out every day since opening.

Following the buzz behind his Kouign Amann, Chef Ansel also helped fuel the cannelé craze. His recipe for these small flan-like “brownies” enriched with rum and vanilla received high reviews from various publications that have deemed cannelé the “new cupcake”.

In January he expanded his menu with more French classics that are seldom found outside of France, and a few of his own unique creations...

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GQ - The Ten Best New Restaurants in America

GQ has announced The Ten Best New Restaurants in America for 2012.  The annual feature appears in the March issue of the magazine...

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Vanilla Black Team Announces Opening of Orchard

Andrew Dargue and Donna Conroy, the partners behind Michelin recommended vegetarian restaurant Vanilla Black, have opened Orchard, a British vegetarian eatery...

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Give Us Our Daily Oats

Britain is falling in love with porridge it would seem.  Recent data from PepsiCo report that sales of their brands Quaker and Oats So Simple are bubbling up just like the microwavable breakfast that's gaining popularity...

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Touch Screen Ordering at Velo

A bright, airy new Vietnamese restaurant has just opened its doors in the middle of Tooley Street, London and it’s getting quite a lot of attention. Now, this could be for one of two reasons – the new hi-tech ordering system or the great food. In this case however, it’s both – and that rarely happens...

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