New Orchard Street Bakery ‘Les Jardins de la Duchesse’ Will Carry a Bacon-Wrapped Eclair

Posted on: October 24th, 2014 at 6:05 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

Modern Fashion & Style on Orchard Street closed over the summer so that a new French bakery could sling pastries.

During those interim months, contractors have been tearing apart the commercial space of 138 Orchard. We heard chatter along the way that the newcomer was some sort of bakery. Confirmation arrived yesterday afternoon with the new store canopy. Les Jardins de la Duchesse (just rolls off the tongue) is the taker, a business that hopes to “awaken the senses” with its menu of treats.

Upon opening later this fall, the Duchesse will offer an eclectic selection of eclairs both sweet (six flavors) and savory (four flavors). Eclair choices include bacon-wrapped goat cheese, salmon and wasabi, and standards like chocolate and vanilla.

This image has been archived or removed.

The shop plans to prepare four to six batches during the day, and have a coffee shop component with hot and cold beverages.

Les Jardins de la Duchesse is the handiwork of money man Thomas Cardaccia and formerly Swiss-based pastry chef Antoine Pelhate.

This image has been archived or removed.

Photo: Les Jardins de la Duchesse

What’s the over/under on how long they last in Hell Square?

Recent Stories

Under Presure from Chinatown, Mayor Pledges $80M to Restore 70 Mulberry Street

The fire-scorched school building at 70 Mulberry Street will see life anew, thanks to massive city funding. Mayor de Blasio announced yesterday in his morning press briefing that the new budget contains a line item for $80 million dedicated to restoration of the historic building. Hizzoner spent a solid four minutes discussing how Chinatown was […]

Fearing COVID-19 Resurgence, De Blasio Halts Indoor Dining Indefinitely

Not so fast. Phase 3 of the reopening plan is slated to launch on Monday. However, it arrives without the resumption of indoor dining at bars and restaurants, as initially conceived. Mayor de Blasio announced the news at his morning presser yesterday, citing the nationwide surges of COVID-19 cases and the elevated dangers of indoor […]

When Rivington House Wouldn’t Clean its Garbage Mess, a Neighbor Stepped In

A Good Samaritan took responsibility where a multimillion-dollar hospital system would not. As previously reported, the outside of Rivington House – future home of Mount Sinai’s future Behavioral Health facility – essentially devolved into decrepitude with the accumulation of trash at the doorstep. Untouched for days on end. But one Lower East Sider took matters […]

Chillhouse Shutters Original Essex Street Spa

The list of coronavirus-related business closures is getting longer by the week. Today brings word that an Essex Street newcomer has bitten the dust. Chillhouse, a millennials-style spa at 149 Essex Street, is the latest to fall. Ownership announced the permanent shutter in an e-mail to customers Tuesday afternoon. “As we all know too well […]

Hamilton Fish Park Pool to Reopen by August 1

In an about-face, the city announced yesterday that at least fifteen public pools will reopen across the Five Boroughs. Included in the lucky list is the Hamilton Fish Park pool, known to locals as the “Pitt Pool.” But the cooldown will have to wait another month. The reopenings are scheduled for August 1, and are […]