Pastry is Olivier's life-long passion. Ten years ago, he spent a year at the famous Ritz Cooking School in Paris. There he learnt with the best French chefs how to make delicious pastry for the greatest pleasure of his family and friends! His first great challenge in the field was to prepare all the desserts at his own wedding (marvelous fine cakes and macarons for more than 150 people!) in lovely town St-Malo on the Brittany coast.
During a trip to New York City in 2009, while they were expecting their second child,Olivier and his wife fell in love with this incredible city. This is where their project was born: a French style bakery with the homely and welcoming atmosphere of a Village café that would offer French and American pastries with a fine taste, using all-natural products – a combination of the French touch with American openness.
Mille-Feuille (or Napoleon in American English) is a famous cake enjoyed throughout the world. Its literal translation (“a thousand layers or pages”) also punningly refers to the nearby Bobst library at NYU. The Mill that was chosen as a logo brings to mind an essential ingredient, flour, but is also a reminder of Olivier’s commitment to produce authentic and all-natural baked goods. The Mille-feuille’s open kitchen is essential to Olivier’s understanding of pastry: baking is a delicate art that requires technical skills but it is mostly about sharing. Come on in, on vous attend!
The instructor was very knowledgeable, helpful, and thorough. The cafe itself is warm and pretty popular. Unfortunately, we did not make almond croissants as advertised and instead were offered nutella which was nice, but provided no real contrast to the chocolate filling that we already had. We also did not get to make brioche. Again, the croissants and instructor were lovely, but I was really looking forward to the variety that was advertised considering the price.
Very nice class!! But I’m not sure I will be able to do it at home
Excellent and hands on class! Chef was informative and provided great tips. Macarons turned out delicious. Great way to spend an afternoon!
Awesome, fun, very tasty receipt. Plenty enough to take back home to share with your friends and family too. Worth of price
It was awesome! I would (and have) highly recommend this course to others.
Fun time and the macarons were delicious! The course was A bit pricey though.
This class was fun and so easy! Because it was a small class size it did not fee like you couldn't get hands on. I would do it again!
This class was awesome. People from all different levels were in the class and everyone came out with the same results. The instructor was great, fun, and helpful. I will definitely be coming back for their macaron class. I highly recommend this class !!!
Great class and great bakery, I went for my sons bday and he loved it. Will take more classes!