Tomoko Kato, who helped open the Cha-An tea room in the East Village in 2003, is opening an eponymous dessert bar on the Williamsburg-Greenpoint border.
The chef, who cut her teeth at top-notch restaurants like Le Bernardin and Bouley, tapped designer Hiromi Tsuruta (who gave Momofuku Noodle Bar its chic look) to create a hybrid dessert bar and takeout pastry shop. Patisserie Tomoko will offer pastries such as green-tea truffles and black-sesame creme brulee, as well as savories like Italian-style breads stuffed with meats and vegetables — all artfully packaged. “It’s like a gift box, something you want to give your friends and bring to a special occasion,” Kato said.
The patisserie launches October 26, assuming the buildings permit arrives in time, and will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 11 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.
Patisserie Tomoko, 568 Union Ave., bet. Richardson and Frost, Williamsburg; (718) 387-0459