These Parisians are heading to the Left Bank — of the Gowanus Canal!
A fancy French cookie company is moving its stateside corporate headquarters to the corner of Fourth and Bond streets next month, where locals will be able to drop by to help taste-test new products.
Michel et Augustin has been leasing space in Brooklyn Heights since expanding to the United States in January, but wanted some permanent digs where it can grow and host cookie chow-downs for all its new neighbors, a company honcho said.
“Now we know the city, we know the people, and we will finally be able to have them in our own space,” said Tony Chauvel, who is Michel et Augustin’s vice president of sales and has also been in charge of moving the business to Kings County.
The company still bakes all of its wares in Europe for now, but the new office will include a test kitchen where employees and visitors can road-test new additions to its lineup, which currently includes shortbread, chocolate mousse, and “super cookies” with a melted chocolate center.
The company will open its doors to Brooklynites on the first Thursday of every month for tastings and baking lessons, Chauvel said.
The small company has really blown up in America since moving here a year ago, he said — more than 100 Brooklyn cafes and grocery stores have started stocking its cookies sine June.