Dough-wielding wizard Dominique Ansel won't be serving any more Cronuts—at his new West Village bakery, that is. His Soho flagship will continue offering the blogosphere-busting hybrid treat, but his latest venture, Dominique Ansel Kitchen (set to take over the old Landbrot space on Seventh Avenue South come spring) will focus on fresh, made-to-order desserts and pastries, like mille fueille, chocolate mousse and those warm, four-minute madeleine cookies he doles out at the Soho shop. Dessert diehards can also take part in nighttime sweets tastings at a communal table. Stay tuned for more delicious details. 137 Seventh Avenue South at West 10th St (dominiqueanselkitchen.com)
UPDATE: Butter & Scotch isn't the only bakery in town serving alcohol with their treats. Ansel has been given the go-ahead for a liquor license at his new West Village spot, with plans to add cocktails to an in-the-works $65 dessert tasting menu served at a special 10-seat chef's table. The liquor-paired tasting will be available at two seatings from 7pm until 11pm and reservations will be required.