So this is how prophet’s feel? It feels kinda bad actually. Nevertheless, I did call it when I wrote that “Cronuts are so yesterday.” Of course, I didn’t think someone who went to such artistry to launch the cronut (and then to trademark it to keep others from profiting on something he didn’t really invent, but perfected) would be so careless as to let his SoHo New York restaurant be overun by rats.
Far be it from me to say it, but read on:
Health officials have closed a New York City bakery famous for serving up croissant-doughnut hybrid treats called Cronuts because of a “severe mouse infestation.”
A Department of Health spokeswoman says the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood was shut down yesterday.
She says the rodent problem requires professional pest control but the bakery can reopen after inspectors determine the problem is fixed.
Bakery spokeswoman Amy Ma says a customer posted a video of a mouse online instead of telling bakery staff.
She says workers are now re-cementing the basement and will exterminate. She says they hope to open on Monday.
Cronuts have become a food craze in New York. Queues at Ansel’s tiny eatery often start forming at dawn, hours before it opens.
It suddenly makes my little Teddy Bear Claw Croissonuts and Italian No-nuts look pretty damn good huh?
But maybe I’ll not go the trademark route. It seems elitism can lead to a far fall from grace.
So here’s the proverbial $64,000 question: Will the lines around the building return when the mice are gone?