wd~Ansel Egg Bake from Chefs Dominique Ansel and Wylie Dufresne

18 Jan

I am coming out of baby-hiding for a moment to put up a quick post about my awesome day today. I was following Dominique Ansel’s Instagram and saw that he was teaming up with Wylie Dufresne to do something special for this long weekend. And then they posted a teaser and then, a few days later, this description: soft scrambled eggs with a confit egg yolk, homemade cheese (a la Wylie), black truffle, bacon, and maple flakes, served on a smoked English muffin, with extra crisp truffled hash browns on the side.

How could I not go? So today, on the 3rd and last day of this special, I left the baby with the nanny and took advantage of my day off to brave the chill and head downtown with 2 fellow food adventure seeking friends.

We ordered (surprisingly quickly, even though it was packed, the line was contained to inside the very small space) and as we were waiting for our food, Dominique Ansel brought out Wylie Dufresne and thanked him for the collaboration, and then they posed for some photos. So of course I got one!

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As did our friend Mike (his fiancé, Wendy, was saving our seats so she didn’t get in on the action, but thanks again, Wendy, for being awesome!)

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And then, it was time to eat!

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The sandwich itself was pretty good. I wish that the consistency made it a bit easier to eat and enjoy, but that hash brown was sensational. And the egg was pretty sexy when we cut through it.

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But then my favorite part… the dessert…

I finally got to try the Ultimate S’more I’ve been eyeing: Speculoos cookies, shards of Maldon sea salt chocolates, a dark chocolate ganache with Cabin Fever whiskey, Caramelia-covered puff rice, and one gigantic all honey marshmallow.

The marshmallow is a piece of baking perfection and the little shards of sea salt made those bites into absolute bliss.

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We also tried the butter lemon tart and lavender grapefruit tart (pictured above). Both were really great. I just love Dominique’s dessert creations.

And then, to top it all off, Dominique posted one of his famous AnSelfies with his customers (who he never fails to humbly acknowledge) and I hit my pinnacle of coolness:

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Another awesome day, thanks to the incredible Dominique Ansel.

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