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- The monstrous line flooded The Grove's parking lot.
- Heavy security at the front of the line. Although the pop-up opened at 10am, the line was officially cut off at 9am due to capacity limits. Some front-of-line folks revealed to us that they were paid to get there as early as 2am. "I'm bummed that once the
- Perfectly packaged Cronuts.
- Chef Dominique Ansel with his Cronuts. "I love LA food," he explains. "So far, I've been to Animal, Pizzeria Mozza and
- These Milk & Honey-flavored pastries were going for $5 a pop.
- Score! Our very own perfectly packaged Cronut.
- Verdict: As we said on Instagram, eating one of these is truly an out-of-body experience. Real talk.
As if The Grove wasn't already chaotic on weekends. This past Saturday, the popular outdoor shopping center was transformed into a sugary madhouse when news spread that Barneys New York was hosting a pop-up dedicated to the original Cronut®. The event featured an appearance by the NY-based creator Dominique Ansel, and crazed fans started lining up around 2am. Seriously.
In case you're wondering what the heck Cronuts have to do with fashion, just know that last September Opening Ceremony teamed up with Mr. Ansel to include the ridiculously delicious donut/croissant hybrid in every gift bag at their NYFW show. Stylish foodies have been obsessed ever since.
Back to the pop-up. We stopped by to check out the pandemonium and speak with the genius pastry chef, who happens to be a huge fan of LA's culinary scene. Catch some photos—and a quick chat with the man himself—below.
· Dominique Ansel Bakery [Official Site]
· Barneys New York [Official Site]
· A Cronuts Pop-Up is Coming to The Grove's Barneys This Sat [Racked]