Noted chocolatier-pâtissier Thierry Busset will be opening his new atelier under the Top Table Group umbrella later this year. Busset studied the art of pastry in France and has worked alongside some of the world’s best chefs, including Marco Pierre White and Gordon Ramsay; most recently, he was pastry chef at Top Table resto’s West and CinCin.
The new shop is located in a 220-square-metre space on Alberni St., and come this fall, it will be home to a wide selection of hand-made French pastries, cakes, chocolate and one of the hottest menu items of 2010 — the macaron.
“The shop will realize a longtime dream of mine,” Busset said in a press release. “Everything will be made on the premises, and we will work in the style of the atelier, with our workspace open to the retail area.”
The space will be designed by Top Table project veteran, Marc Bricault.
“This is a wonderful progression for Thierry and, I think, for Vancouver,” said Top Table proprietor, Jack Evrensel. “I’sm thrilled that we were able to find such an accessible space, so now we can share [Busset’s] talent with everyone.”