Ava Lederman / highlights contributor

Bachour Galore

Antonio Bachour, a world-renowned Puerto Rican chef, brings his edible art to Coral Gables.

April 21, 2019

Bachour adds a refreshing touch to the Miami food industry with its varied menu items and its eye-catching pastries and plates. The lingering smell of fresh pastries consume the restaurant. This shop recently opened in February and has already brought an immense amount of customers to their elegant and welcoming ambiance.

The newly opened location is unique for their impeccable desserts known as a Petit Gateaux, or small cake. These 12 different delicacies come in a range of colors and flavors all costing $8. The most popular item on the menu is the Gianduja Cake, a hazelnut cake with chocolate hazelnut mousse, coconut gianduja whipped ganache and hazelnut praline. Another treat is the Almond Delice, favored for its sweet lemon mousse, mango cremeux, almond cake and distinct decoration. Other options include flavors such as pear, key lime and strawberry. Each pastry has its own unique and intricate design that seem impossible to replicate. Additionally, they offer a selection of sweet and delicate macarons for $3, and colorful bonbons for the same price.

“I draw inspiration from art and from my travels to create the designs of my pastries,”  owner and renowned pastry chef Antonio Bachour said.

The new restaurant and bakery includes both an indoor and outdoor seating area. Inside rests a sit-down bar that extends the length of a bar to ceiling glass looking through to the pastry chefs creating the parts that will ultimately be assembled to become the finished edible art.

Ava Lederman / highlights contributor
The Gianduja Cake, with hazelnut mousse, praline and coconut cream, is the most popular item on the menu.

A world-renowned owner, Bachour is a Puerto Rican chef who holds several titles for his talent in the kitchen. In 2018, he received an award by the reputable Best Chefs Awards organization for the Best Pastry Chef in the world. To pass on his knowledge as a pastry chef, he will hold several classes at the restaurant in the near future.

“Starting in April we will be offering two monthly workshops at the restaurant for different levels, from amateur to expert. Details will be posted online soon,” Bachour said.

These wonderful pastries can be ordered to go or can be delivered to a table after a scrumptious contemporary-American meal. The restaurant offers a diverse menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner with items such as eggs, sandwiches and salads. To accompany the meal, locally roasted La Perla coffee is offered throughout the day. The customer service is friendly and helpful, completing the Bachour experience.

We expect our guests to feel at home, offering them candid and warm service to complement our wonderful menu and pastry selection,” Bachour said.

Bachour is an excellent eating house for a filling breakfast or a quick dessert stop.  Located in downtown Coral Gables on the ground floor of 2020 Salzedo, this authentic food spot is open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Overall, Bachour is a first-rate dining experience that cannot be missed.

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