Chocolatier Jacques Torres will open his rumored ice cream shop next weekend, next door to his DUMBO location at 66 Water St., with plans to have a grand opening on May 30. We caught up with him at yesterday’s Dock Street hearing to get the full details, and he said:
“We rent space next door and use it as a packaging room in the winter — it’s our busiest season — but we don’t use that space in summer. I had the idea for ice cream, and talked with a consultant who makes it. For me, product comes first. We are now ready with the product, and then we did construction, and so now that’s done and now it’s ready so we will open Saturday.”
A Torres ice cream cart will open at the Tribeca location this weekend, New York Magazine reports, and the details certainly look yummy:
A rep tells us there will be twelve to fifteen flavors including chocolate-banana, a caramel-rum vanilla swirl, strawberry, hazelnut with chocolate chunks, and four different sorbets including a raspberry (a version of Torres’s wicked hot chocolate is also in the works). One of the sorbets will be soft-serve, as will one of the ice creams.
You’ll be able to get the ice creams in waffle cones, topped by confections from the store (peanut brittle, chocolate raisins, chocolate-covered Cheerios, etc.); as sandwiches, in between chocolate-chip cookies; or even on top of a Belgian waffle with the works.
There will also be sundaes and pints.