Here Are All the Sweets You Can Eat at Chef Gabriel Kreuther’s New Chocolate Emporium

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It’s chocolate time. Photo: Melissa Hom

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:

Bonbon bonanza. From left to right, flavors include: roasted-pineapple coconut, Concord grape and yogurt, passion fruit and Tahitian vanilla, pear and pain d’épices, bananas Foster, Concord grape and yogurt again, and roasted-pineapple coconut. Photo: Melissa Hom
Close-up of the roasted-pineapple coconut. Photo: Melissa Hom
Check out that Concord grape and yogurt. Photo: Melissa Hom
Debut macaron flavors include coffee and hazelnut cheesecake, mixed-berry cheesecake, chocolate and hazelnut, original cheesecake, yuzu and matcha cheesecake, and pumpkin-spice cheesecake. Photo: Melissa Hom
Pastries include Decadent, made with dark chocolate mousse, red fruit geleé, and brownie. Photo: Melissa Hom
… And the inside. Photo: Melissa Hom
Praline with praline mousse, orange crème brûlée, and crunchy hazelnut glaze. Photo: Melissa Hom
You could split it with someone you really like. Photo: Melissa Hom
Criollos ganache enrobed in dark chocolate. Photo: Melissa Hom
Tahitian vanilla ganache enrobed in dark chocolate. Photo: Melissa Hom
Get yourself a maple syrup travel cake to go. Photo: Melissa Hom
How about a lemon tea cake for your next party? Photo: Melissa Hom
Plus, there will be caramels. Photo: Melissa Hom
Aumont’s hazelnut spread is a big upgrade over your usual Nutella. Photo: Melissa Hom
Winter marmalade would make a good party favor, no? Photo: Melissa Hom
Ready, set, chocolate. Photo: Melissa Hom

Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate, 43 W. 42nd St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-201-1985

All the Sweets You Can Eat at NYC’s New Chocolate Emporium