COMMON BOND COMING TOGETHER IN MONTROSE Culturemap reports a few more details about Chef Roy Shvartzapel’s new pastry cafe, dubbed Common Bond, that’s moving into that 2-suite retail center (with plenty of parking in the back) that’s been going up on the corner of Westheimer and Dunlavy — including the co-aspirants Shvartzapel has persuaded to join him in his lofty quest “to make the best croissants you’ve ever had:” “[The team will] include executive pastry sous chef Jillian Bartolome (Bouchon Bakery at Rockefeller Center, Cyrus), chef de cuisine David Morgan (August Restaurant, Cyrus), head bread baker Drew Gimma (Bouchon, Per Se), assistant bread baker Tony Stein (Bouchon Beverly Hills) and assistant bread baker Alec Bartee (Cyrus).” And when is this place gonna open? “Although he says the bakery ‘will not open before we’re ready,’ Shvartzapel hopes to welcome customers in November to demonstrate Common Bond’s ideas about Thanksgiving pies.” [Culturemap; previously on Swamplot] Photo: Allyn West
The building is much further along than how it appears in photo. Brick/glass appears almost complete. Structure is simple, open, looks to be very accessible/inviting. A real gain over predecessors Carpets by Joy and its rat-trap successors! Welcome.
Bring it on! I still remember the best croissant I’ve ever had. And I had it more than twenty years ago.
Very serious pedigree for these folks. Can’t wait to try their food.
Very serious lineup. Apparently no one in California eats carbs anymore.
best croissant on dunlavy will be pretty hard to wrestle away from la guadulapana.
I don’t think they will survive.