Today the Miami New Times reported that one of Miami’s most popular pastry chefs Antonio Bachour has parted ways was with his business partner Henry Hané at his namesake Brickell restaurant and recent Eater 38 addition, Bachour Bakery + Bistro. Bachour sold his share of the restaurant to Hané last week.
Bachour tells Eater Miami that he plans to open his own bakery and cafe within the next year with four locations already in the works in Aventura Mall, Citadel, Miami International Airport and a 5,000-square-foot location in South Miami. For this new venture he teamed up with Javier Ramirez — an investor in spots like Alter and Cake Thai — who was also an investor in Bachour Bakery + Bistro but sold his share in the restaurant as well.
Bachour Bakery + Bistro’s name for the time being will remain the same, with Bachour licensing his name and pastries to the restaurant for at least the next two years under their agreement, according to the New Times.
Rumors had been swirling for a while now that there were tensions amongst Bachour and Hané, with Ramirez all but confirming that to the New Times saying, "Antonio and Henry weren’t getting along as the best of partners."
As for Bachour Bakery + Bistro, Hané insists that popular spot will continue to serve the same quality of cuisine and adds, “it’s only going to get better!”