Bakery Lorraine may not be making Cronuts (we asked), but they will be producing the pizza crust hitting town this week at Barbaro in Monte Vista at 2720 McCullough Ave.
Barbaro is the sister concept to the ever-hip local hot spot The Monterey. Taking over the location that was once the cozy coffee shop, The Foundry, Barbaro will be showcasing menu items such as specialty pizzas and artisan salads.
The pizza dough for the crusts will be handmade by Bakery Lorraine — and we can expect the pizzas from Barbaro to be made with lots of creative flair.
A sneak preview of their menu whetted our appetites with pizzas such as the one made with Benton’s bacon, carbonara sauce, black pepper, Parmesan and parsley. There was also one made with smoked mozzarella, country ham, hot sauce, red onion, and cilantro that we cannot wait to sample.
Salads will come from season ingredients and also have that splash of The Monterey uniqueness, such as one made with Great White beans, tomato vinaigrette, canned tuna, olives and arugula.
Cronut, Cronut, who’s making Cronuts?
So, who is making Cronuts in the Alamo City? We aren’t sure, but Bakery Lorraine says no to the buttery baby that is half croissant, half doughnut.
The sweet hybrid was born in the Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City, and people all over the work are longing to get their hands on them.
We’d heard through the grapevine that our very own Bakery Lorraine may be making their own version.
Yet owner and master baker Anne Ng isn’t planning on having her pastry gods and goddesses making any in the near future.
“We will be sticking with our own pastries for now,” she said.
Although our sweet tooth may be let down with the absence of a Bakery Lorraine Cronut, which we’re pretty sure would be better than the original, our craving for savory is looking forward to the Bakery Lorraine pizza crusts and the city’s newest pizza hot spot. Check Barbaro out on their Facebook page for updates for this week’s opening by clicking here.
Bakery Lorraine also serves their pastries at Halcyon, Uncommon Fare and Local Coffee. Bakery Lorraine is located across from The Pearl Brewery at 511 E Grayson St. Check their Facebook page by clicking here.
Emily Reynolds is a San Antonio free-lance writer, PR professional and blogger.
This article reflects edits that correct the spelling of baker Anne Ng’s name and the address of the pizzeria, mistakes made in an earlier version.