DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — Artisanal French bakery Maison Kayser has opened its doors in Downtown Brooklyn.
The boulangerie, or bakery, opened Wednesday at 57 Court St., a municipal building located by Borough Hall.
This is the first Maison Kayser Brooklyn location for the bakery, which was founded in Paris in 1996 by master baker Eric Kayser and has more than 100 shops in 20 different countries, including eight in Manhattan.
Freshly baked bread starts at $1 with the eatery’s petits pains, or mini breads, which include flavors such as fig, cheese or olive. Order traditional breads like baguette, sourdough or ciabatta starting at $2.95, or go for full-on flavor with the pains des cyclades, a buckwheat, kalamata olive and rosemary bread for $4.95.
Each month, the restaurant creates a different seasonal bread for $4.95. January’s is a white chocolate and cranberry viennoise. Up for February is a candied ginger and dark chocolate bread.
The bakery also whips up a host of French sweets daily — including rich chocolate croissants, flaky palmiers and creamy eclairs — that start at $2.50.
Patisseries, or pastries, include the cocorico, a passionfruit mousse cake with a coconut creme brulee center.
Along with baked goods, the sit-down restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
#Repost @rachaelraymag with @repostapp. ・・・ @MaisonKayserUSA stopped by the office to give a preview of what's in store at his new #Brooklyn location, opening this week! Up top we have a galette des rois — puff pastry filled with almond cream (it comes with a cute little ceramic éclair called a fève, which you're supposed to hide in the cake, and a gold crown). Down below, we have a southern French-style Epiphany cake, made with brioche and candied fruit, and scented with orange blossom water. SO YUMMY! (📷: @ninaelder) @rachaelraymag thanks again so much. We really enjoyed our visit!
For brunch, feast on smoked salmon and asparagus cocotte, quiche lorraine, or toast with nutella, bananas and strawberries.
Lunch options include French onion soup, Nicoise salad or a croque monsieur, a baked, cheese-covered sandwich.
And for dinner, indulge in heartier dishes like the boeuf bourguignon, baked elbow pasta with Gruyere cheese, and the duck confit. Two prix fixe menus, starting at $28, give you the choice of one appetizer, one entree and a dessert from the pastry chef’s selection.
Maison Kayser is open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.