[Image via @redgatebakery]
Red Gate Bakery debuts today at 68 E. First St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.
The shop is run by Greg Rales (formerly of Flour Shop on Lafayette) and business partner Patricia Howard (formerly of The Beatrice Inn).
Rales previously worked in international development and co-production at AMC Networks... apparently his baked goods were a hit with co-workers, and he eventually decided to get into the bakery business.
The Times had a preview on what to expect:
Red accents enliven the white subway-tiled shop that has a kitchen on view through a window. The treats on offer include rich brown-butter blondies, banana bread swirled with chocolate and a caramelized white chocolate cake infused with stout. Oreo-style cookies with eggnog filling, a thin oatmeal cookie with a snowflake pattern, and peppermint hot chocolate are available for the holidays.
Red Gate is open Wednesday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and until 8 p.m. Friday through Sunday. The bakery is closed Monday and Tuesday. (During the holiday, Red Gate Bakery will be closed Monday 12/23 - Thursday 12/26 and Monday 12/30 - Wednesday 1/1.)
Find the shop's website at this link.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Red Gate Bakery setting up shop at 68 E. 1st St.