[Photos: Gary Wise]
Check out Roy Shvartzapel's just opened Common Bond, the stunning new bakery across from Brasil. The 3,600-square-foot space was designed by Italy's Costa Group in collaboration with local firm Heights Venture Architects, and it features a fully exposed kitchen designed by HKD Design, as well as a rustic contemporary bakery case and chrome pendants throughout the interior. As for the menu, Shvartzapel—of elBulli, Pierre Hermé in Paris, Balthazar, Bouley, Cyrus and Bouchon Beverly Hills fame—and his team are offering savory options as well as "a vast array of viennoiserie, pastry, bread, gelato and more." Last year he said that his plan was to "bring an extraordinary yet approachable, chef-driven product to the dining public at a price point that is accessible to all."
Regular hours begin May 20 when the establishment will be open from 7 a.m. to
midnight 7 p.m. Here now, take a look inside:
· Common Bond [Official Site]
· All Other Opening Reports [-EHOU-]