Brooklyn’s Dumbo neighborhood was one of those particularly hard-hit by the storm. Among the many businesses ravaged in the historic tempest was Pastry Chef Hervé Poussot’s Almondine Bakery, a local favorite destination for authentic French pastries. Among its many kudos, it has been voted Best NYC Bakery, Best NYC Baguette, and Best NYC Croissant. Due to the loss and damage, Almondine is struggling to stay afloat.
Proving once again that the hospitality community looks out for its own, a group of over fifteen (15) top NYC pastry chefs, restaurants and bakeries have banded together to help Almondine Bakery in DUMBO to rebuild their space after Sandy.
Participants include: Dominique Ansel, Payard, La Maison du Chocolat, Bouchon Bakery, Ceci Cela, Financier, Bosie Tea Parlor, Valrhona chocolate, and others, that will donate baked goods, pastries and chocolate to be sold directly out of Almondine’s 85 Water Street location. All proceeds will benefit the re-boot the bakery to get it back to business. (Donating chefs may not be on hand.)