Spring has sprung at Dominique Ansel Bakery.
Check out some of the new menu items, including two "interactive" desserts -- "Lime Me Up" Tart and "Blushing Rose" Pomegranate Tart. The customer makes the dessert their own own.
Ansel says he's inspired by a trend of letting people "add the last touch" just before eating.
"Lime Me Up" Tart
An interactive key lime juniper tart that comes with a mixture of Maldon sea salt and sugar for people to sprinkle into a crease in the center of the tart; squeeze a fresh lime wedge over to form a type of sauce for the tart.
"Blushing Rose" Pomegranate Tart
Pomegranate gelee petals cover a soft Tahitian vanilla cream and is glazed with poppyseeds; the playful twist to this tart is that there is a crystallized rose petal on top and a dripper filled with rose water syrup; simply squeeze the syrup onto the petal until it turns from white to red and then the tart is ready to eat.
The classic French two-tiered cream puff dressed up like a panda and filled with jasmine yuzu cream.
Coco Mango Riz au Lait
Fresh mango slices, coconut rice pudding, and mango caviar.
Strawberry Guava Pavlova
Fresh strawberry slices cover a yogurt cream dome with strawberry meringue and guava compote in the center; seasoned with a bit of microbasil.
A Valhrona milk chocolate mousse over a moist brownie base, topped with feulletine wafer "soil" and a bit of fresh mint infused gelee. With a baby mint sprig and chocolate lady bug on top.