By COLlive reporter
Crown Heights continues to solidify its new reputation as a kosher food destination – and the owner of a new unique shop knows a thing or two about food as an attraction for high class travelers.
The Werner brothers, the family behind KMR Tours which offers luxury kosher vacations, is opening a new dairy café and gourmet ice cream shop in the heart of the Chassidic neighborhood.
The Werners have recently purchased the 21 Flavors frozen yogurt shop from local food entrepreneur Yossi Gershovitz located at 423 Kingston Avenue, between Montgomery and Empire Boulevards.
The new owners have plans for a gourmet dairy experience “like no other in the Kosher industry,” they explain.
The upscale décor is still being designed, as the restaurant will undergo extensive renovations before it opens.
The centerpiece of the restaurant will be all natural, freshly made gourmet ice cream and gelato in flavors like strawberry, mango, passion fruit, praline chocolate, caramel, halavah and more, the new owners told COLlive.
“Our ice cream will be unlike any other in the Kosher industry, since it will be all natural, made from scratch, and the actual ingredient – such as fruit, chocolate and caramel – making up most of the cream. Other ice creams are a base of vanilla with flavor thrown in.”
Ice cream will also be available with 6 types of toppings, such as milk chocolate, white chocolate, caramel, peanut butter and more.
But customers won’t leave hungry with just desserts. The restaurant will also serve a full menu of gourmet pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches.
Pastries will be created by renowned pastry chef Udi Ezra, the full time pastry chef for KMR luxury vacations. Ezra was a chef at Basil Restaurant when it first opened, creating their first breakfast menu, pastries and desserts menu.
The Café will also offer delectable salads, such as pecan-mango green salad or grilled salmon salad, which will be accompanied by freshly baked corn bread or garlic bread. Hearty soups will be made daily. Fresh dairy pastries will include scones, danishes and 6 types of cheesecake.
They will also serve a full line of fine gourmet Italian coffee, Espresso, hot chocolate, shakes and smoothies.
Ezra says they plan to open the new store in mid-May 2016.