Belgian pastry chef and chocolatier Joost Arijs has simply opened a brand new bakery in Ghent, with interiors designed by Glenn Sestig Architects.
The placement’s identify, The Bakery, is simple however what it serves will not be. Arijs drew on the mastery of flavour and aesthetics he showcases within the confections of his next-door cake and chocolate store – the place delicacies embrace a canary yellow, cloud-soft cake comprised of lemongrass and mango mousse, and fairly chocolate bars crammed with gooey hazelnut filling – and translated it into bread and pastries.
Loaves of sourdough, rye, brioche and baguettes are displayed within the chrome interiors like artwork objects. Alongside them are croissants, ache aux raisins, and different breakfast staples which were baked to attain the proper mix of crunchiness and doughy softness.
Pop in to get pleasure from breakfast or a mid-afternoon snack with a espresso on the bar, or take house a loaf of bread together with a few of The Bakery’s compotes, jams and eggs.
Arijs labored with Glenn Sestig Architects to create The Bakery’s glossy, chrome interiors. Sestig is finest identified for creating monolithic residential and industrial buildings that mix Twentieth- and Twenty first-century kinds (see extra within the monograph Glenn Sestig Structure Diary, which incorporates an essay by Wallpaper’s Ellie Stathaki). Right here, brushed chrome steel and bread cabinets in walnut are complemented by weighty black stools by Belgian designer Bram Vanderbeke that face home windows looking onto Ghent.
These lustrous interiors, a singular marriage of commercial and pure supplies, supply a putting backdrop to the richly textured loaves on show.
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Vlaanderenstraat 28, 9000 Gent, open Tuesday – Saturday, 8am – 6pm