French patisserie Gontran Cherrier opens first Asian bakery, in Hong Kong
Fourth-generation French baker and globally recognised pastry chef Gontran Cherrier has opened his first boulangerie and restaurant in Hong Kong’s K11 Musea.
The Hong Kong store and restaurant marks a first flagship for Asia with further openings planned across Japan, Taiwan and the UAE
At K11 Musea’s Food Playground, the 3500sqft Gontran Cherrier space encompasses an open bakery, an 80-seat restaurant along with a communal table, a cafe area with seating as well takeaway coffee, and a retail space for take-home baked goods.
More than 2000 baguettes and croissants are prepared in an open kitchen each day, using premium French flour and butter flown in from France. The baked menu consists of more than 50 handmade creations ranging from viennoiserie, breads, patisserie, cookies and cakes.
In just nine years, Gontran has built a pastry empire including more than 50 stores worldwide from a single store in Montmartre, Paris. He has written cookbooks and appeared on television.