New York is filled with luxurious chocolate shops, but the latest one to open looks very impressive, even by the city’s already-high standards. Later this week, chef Gabriel Kreuther and his pastry collaborator Marc Aumont will open Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate. An annex to Gabriel Kreuther (the restaurant), where Aumont is pastry chef, the new shop will have 15 seats for those who can’t help but feast on the bonbons they were supposed to give out as holiday presents. Bonus points: You can watch chocolate being made, Willy Wonka style.
It’s exciting news for chocolate freaks. Aumont has lived a life in sugar: He grew up in France in an apartment above his father’s chocolate shop, where he got his first taste of the trade, and was brought to New York by famed chef David Bouley to open Bouley Bakery. He later worked alongside Kreuther at the Modern, where his chocolate trolley delighted fans. Now he’ll have a shop where he can flex his sweet tooth. The team aims to open on Friday, and they’re going all in, serving a spread of chocolate bonbons, macarons, pastries like trifles and tout chocolat, chocolate bars, and travel-size cakes. Check out what Aumont and his crew will serve:
Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate, 43 W. 42nd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-201-1985