On Wednesday afternoon, the New York City-based Cronut mastermind and overall pastry pioneer Dominique Ansel announced on Instagram that for his next venture, he’s headed to Japan. Ansel’s first international store and second-ever location of Dominique Ansel Bakery will be in Tokyo, Japan, and is slated to open in summer 2015.
“This is something that means a lot to me and [Tokyo is] a city that every pastry chef aspires to,” wrote Ansel of his expansion to Tokyo.
The bakery will be located in Omotesando Hills, a deluxe shopping complex in an area of the city occasionally referred to as “Tokyo’s Champs-Élysées.”
“I'm grateful to our partners: TSI Holdings and Transit General (whom you may know for their accomplishments in fashion and food),” continued Ansel.
“There will be something created just for Tokyo, and I will personally see every aspect of development. I can't wait to personally welcome everyone on opening day.”
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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.