On the heels of releasing his second cookbook, the tireless, social media-happy Antonio Bachour will open his own eponymous bakery and café on Brickell Avenue.
Bachour, who will remain executive pastry chef at the St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort, finalized plans for his 1,700-square-foot space at 600 Brickell Ave. late Thursday night and aims to open by summer 2015.
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He says to expect "high-end" breakfast and lunch alongside the pastries and desserts that have garnered him tens of thousands of Instagram followers. But besides his Technicolor desserts, Bachour at the St. Regis is also responsible for all of the breads including fluffy brioche that become sliders, focaccia, and bulbous popovers filled with runny Nutella. Brickell is awash in office building sandwich shops, but one based on Bachour's work is a welcome change amongst all the grown-up cafeterias.
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Bachour's bakery will open alongside Tamarina, an Italian restaurant that will replace the recently shuttered Lippi. Both restaurants are backed by Zuma investors Yona and Tunu Puri. He's also opening in the midst of the $1 billion Brickell City Centre, which will soon bring dozens of new shops and restaurants to the area.