This weekend, master baker Dominique Ansel is collaborating with Chef Eric Sze of Taiwanese hot spot 886 to ring in the Year of the Rabbit.
In honor of the occasion, the pair will be jointly offering French-style shaobing pork belly sandwiches accompanied by peanut rice milk lattes.
The technique Ansel uses to fashion his flaky little individual flatbread loaves will be similar to the one he perfected for his cronuts, which took the city by storm several years back. And Sze’s pork belly will be slow-braised to enhance the richness and tenderness of the cut. The sandwiches are dressed with cilantro, pickled mustard greens with garlic and chile, and peanut sugar with a hint of paprika.
The sandwich and drink combo will sell for $22 and is available at Dominique Ansel Workshop through tomorrow, Jan. 22. The offering will go on sale each day at 8 a.m., so forget about arriving early to beat the crowd. Dominique Ansel Workshop, 17 E. 27th Street (bet. Madison and Fifth Aves), 212-901-1015.