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San Antonio’s Bakery Lorraine coming to Austin in 2018

Matthew Odam
modam@statesman.com

One of San Antonio’s most popular and nationally buzzed about spots is getting an Austin address. Bakery Lorraine plans to open at Rock Rose at the Domain Northside in fall 2018.

The French-inspired bakery located at the Pearl Brewery complex in San Antonio has earned raves for its classic and colorful macarons, croissants and much more. Husband-and-wife pastry chefsJeremy Mandrell and Anne Ng, who met while baking at Thomas Keller’s famous Bouchon Bakery in Napa Valley, run the bakery owned by Charlie Biederman and bring an artisan approach to all of their from-scratch sweet and savory baked goods.  Mandrell says the patisserie style bakery’sattention to detail and focus on flavors is what Mandrell says sets Lorraine apart.

“We’re a true bakery in the sense that we make everything from scratch and use the best ingredients we can but try and make them on a large scale but have same attention to detail as if we were making on a small scale,” Biederman added of the bakery that also plans to provide wholesale baked goods to the forthcoming Merit Roasting Co., another San Antonio import headed to Austin.

Bakery Lorraine will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner with menus that includebreakfast parfait, quiche Lorraine, chicken pot pie, salads and soups, artisan sandwiches and more.

Biederman believes that Bakery Lorraine is special in that it offers casual, counter service and a low-barrier of entry in terms of price while still giving visitors the opportunity to experience “something special.”

The San Antonio flagship has received plenty of national press since opening in 2011, including being named one of the best bakeries in the U.S. by Food & Wine andCNN’s Eatocracy blog, as well as one of the “13 Destination Bakeries” by Conde Nast Traveler, and recently awarded the 2017 StarChefs Rising Stars Award for “Best Concept.”