I'm bringing you a quick tour of one of the wonderful bakeries in town. It's called Downtown Bakery & Creamery. They make the most delicious breads, pastries, dough for baking at home, ice cream & they serve breakfasts that are amazing a few days a week.
|Como Bread (right top) a favorite along with many others... pain au chocolat, anyone?|
The original three partners of the bakery were colleagues at Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley. Their goal was to apply the sustainable practices pioneered by Chez Panisse at the bakery.
Above, from the large, round revolving bakery case... choices which are as delicious as they are beautiful.
I have to add the people that are behind the counter at the bakery remember your name, your favorites and YOU. The people of Downtown Bakery are truly the best!
I've included the link to Downtown Bakery & Creamery's Menu here
If you're an almond/amande lover as I am, you won't want to miss the almond tart or tartlets.
The lemon tart/tartlets are a favorite of our daughters. Once when no one was looking, Zeke managed to get one off our counter in our old house. It's the only thing he ever did that with... a love for lemon tarts that just had to be satisfied, I suppose!
My very favorite is the passionfruit tartlet. They are decorated with edible fleurs and seasonal fruit.
The bakery also carries homemade pickles and ketchup/catsup too.
How about a sugar cookie for your sweetheart?
Amazing vanilla bean bread pudding stacked one atop another...
And last but not least...
Something that makes it home quite often during the summer months (although they have it available year round) is tomato foccacia. I've truly not had one better, even in Italy.
|Tomato Foccacia from Downtown Bakery & a splash of organic chili sauce|
Are you hungry yet? We're planning to go out and enjoy the weekend by getting outdoors, moving around, walking a few miles and then enjoying some good, organic foods from local sources.
I will be back early next week to share a favorite homemade dressing and share in a place we're visiting this weekend.
This is where we eat many meals during the summer. Where do you enjoy getting together to enjoy the Earth's bounty?
Have a great weekend!
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