In his homey new Red Gate Bakery, opening Thursday, Greg Rales pays homage to a farm on Nantucket where he spent summers as a child. Mr. Rales is a self-taught baker, though he worked at Flour Shop and Ovenly. His director of operations is Patricia Howard, who was at the Beatrice Inn. 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 Bakery, 68 East First Street (First Avenue), 646-870-5553, redgatebakery.com.
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