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First Look at Tout Sweet, Yigit Pura’s First Patisserie

It's pretty cute, we have to say.Photo: Andrei Riskin/Grub Street

Ladies and gentlemen, behold what is sure to be the favorite place for ladies to commiserate with their girlfriends after being broken up with or laid off. Top Chef: Just Desserts winner and pastry world darling Yigit Pura is about to open his first solo venture, and it's called Tout Sweet. It's a partnership with Taste Catering the company where he's worked for several years, and it's sleek, colorful home is on the third floor of Macy's, overlooking Union Square. Pura worked with architects Tecta Associates to design a patisserie inspired by the playful, modern spaces of Parisian patisseries like La Patisserie des RĂªves in the seventh arondissement, where he just visited in the spring.

The pastries are equally playful, brightly colored, and unique, with items inspired by Pura's favorite artists like Jean-Paul Gaulthier and Lady Gaga and twists on tradition like chocolate and confit orange macarons, and Negroni-flavored pâtes de fruits.

And after a press preview last night, we can't recommend enough his sea-salty, delicious chocolate-chip cookies.

The official opening date is September 8, but Pura hinted that there may be some sneaky soft-opening days next week, so be on the lookout if you're in and around Union Square.


Tout Sweet Patisserie - Macy's Union Square, Third Floor - Opening September 8

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