New Neighbor: Patisserie Chanson
A patisserie by day and dessert bar by night, Chef Rory Macdonald brings a new culinary experience to 23rd Street: Patisserie Chanson. Macdonald, a London-born chef with international expertise in Michelin starred restaurants, showcases his innovative concepts at Patisserie Chanson, his first solo enterprise.
Asked about Patisserie Chanson's opening, Chef Rory Macdonald said, "We wanted to bring a new style of patisserie to New York, inspired by the elevated feel of the European patisserie experience, and the Flatiron District's innovative character was the perfect match. Our menu offers traditional offerings with a modern twist; we like to put our own spin on it while still paying tribute to its origin."
Chanson, the French word for song, is a reference to the orchestral process of dessert making. "Everything from our bread to our chocolates is crafted in house, which keeps the experience authentic," said Macdonald. From macarons to petits gateaux, signature eclairs, and chocolate bonbons, Patisserie Chanson serves thoughtfully created desserts, in addition to lunch items such as sandwiches, soups, and salads. On the ground floor, patrons will find coffee beverages by Stumptown Roasters, and a selection of breads and pastries.
This April, Patisserie Chanson launches The Art of Dessert, an elevated dessert dining experience featuring tasting menus of sweet and savory selections, complemented by handcrafted cocktails and a curated wine list. The unique after-dinner experience is housed in the lower level of the Patisserie, a prohibition-era casino academy redesigned by the Brooklyn-based Hecho Inc. Together, the ground floor and downstairs dessert bar create an innovative space for social gathering and culinary experimentation.
Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Closed on Sunday.
Patisserie Chanson, 20 West 23rd Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.
Image via Patisserie Chanson.