Mélange, under the guidance of legendary chocolatier Jacques Torres, intends to mimic the all-day café experience. With crowded terminals at Newark Airport, fresh baked goods will be a welcome treat for busy travelers.
“The most fun I have as a pastry and chocolate chef is to surprise and delight my customers,” says Torres. “This is one of the reasons I couldn’t resist developing Mélange at Newark Liberty. You would not normally think of a world-class round-the-clock bakery being located in an airport, but that is exactly what we do for United customers every day.”
This will differ greatly from many airports, where the food that’s served is made at a commissary bakery away from the airport.
It’s all about authenticity for Mélange. “It is unusual for an airport,” Torres says. “That’s what I think is amazing.”