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Beldotti's Bakery - Stamford, CT

amanda3571 Jan 17, 2008 03:03 PM

For those of you who frequent the New Canaan farmers market in the summer mos...Beldotti's is the group making the artisan bread, mozz, & pesto.

Does anyone know if you can get their artisan breads at the store during the winter? I popped in once over the summer and didn't see them on display.

TIA.

  1. amanda3571 Mar 3, 2008 05:01 AM

    I emailed the NC farmers market about 2 mos ago and they finally wrote me back about the bread!

    Hi!
    Thank you for the inquiry. Ron Vancil makes the bread at Beldotti's Bakery in Stamford. You can reach him @203-733-5572 for more info.
    Thanks again and see you soon at the New Canaan Farmers Market.

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    1. re: amanda3571
      jfood Mar 3, 2008 05:07 AM

      Interesting. Now we know where to buy that great bread. If we can only purchase the pesto, mozzy and tomatoes at this time of year we can have a good march. Thanks A

      1. re: jfood
        amanda3571 Mar 3, 2008 05:16 AM

        Do you think it's someone else making the mozzy & pesto?

        I actually have one lone pesto thats been sitting in my freezer since November. Think it's ok?

        1. re: amanda3571
          jfood Mar 3, 2008 04:34 PM

          looks like jfood calling mr vancil tomorrow and asking.

    2. jfood Jan 17, 2008 05:02 PM

      A

      Here's a Beldotti's in STM

      Beldotti's Bakery
      605 Nerfield Avenue
      Stamford, CT 06905
      203.348.9029
      Mon-Sat: 6:30am-7:00pm; Sun: 6:30am-4:00pm

      Maybe worth a call. There bread is outstanding and the pesto is nutless and the best jfood has ever tasted.

      He may give a call as well in the AM and will revert.

      BTW - Mapquest does not know Nerfield Ave.

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      1. re: jfood
        amanda3571 Jan 17, 2008 05:16 PM

        hehe, i wouldn't think mapquest would know nerfield...since it's newfield ave :)

        i know where the store is, i just wondered if anyone knew whether or not they sold the artisan bread there....i had a mid week craving over the summer for some olive bread and only saw pastries & sweets....no artisan breads.

        i'm not sure if you need to special request the bread or not - or if they even sell it outside the summer markets (i hope they would)

        i'm planning on making some soups this wknd and wanted their yummy crusty bread to go with.

        but many thx jfood for looking that info up

        1. re: amanda3571
          jfood Jan 17, 2008 05:27 PM

          That's what is so confusing about the reference to Beldottis's on Newfield at the 24-hour CVS strip mall.

          The owners were from Boston as of a few years ago when jfood was a regular. The guys from NC Farmers Market are Latin. Jfood had a conversation with them two summers ago and they told him that they had a bakery in Norwalk, not Stamford.

          Very confusing.

          1. re: jfood
            amanda3571 Jan 18, 2008 04:47 AM

            Hmmm that IS confusing. My parents came up for a visit in late October and we talked to the people who were selling the bread & they said they were from Beldotti's. My parents were excited because the Beldotti's were my folks neighbors way back when 30+ yrs ago. My mom had mentioned that she knew Michael Beldotti had taken an artisan bread course which we guessed is how he came to learn making all those wonderful breads (which perhaps he in turn taught to others?). Maybe I'll run up there this afternoon & try to get the scoop.

            1. re: amanda3571
              amanda3571 Jan 20, 2008 07:13 AM

              Well, I called Beldotti's asking if they sell their artisan breads in the store (specifically, looking for their olive bread). I spoke to 2 different women who were both quite confused. One of the women asked if I wanted the bread today as it sounds like they are "made to order" by request. I asked if it was the same breads sold at the farmers market and her response was "I have no idea what they sell outside the store".

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                TwoSuns Jan 20, 2008 08:15 AM

                i think there may be some confusion, i know beldottis bread and it is not artisan, its pretty standard stuff. the employees at the store are also very unhelpful. i can't imagine these are the same people who produce the bread you are raving about. maybe sono bakery is the one you like, they sell at the summer markets and have really nice stuff.

                1. re: TwoSuns
                  amanda3571 Jan 20, 2008 08:35 AM

                  They definitely said they were from Beldotti's... I guess to really find out the deal, I'll need to speak to the owners because the women I spoke with were really no help.

                  I will take a look at Sono Bakery's bread though. Thanks.

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                    sibeats Jan 20, 2008 09:51 AM

                    Sono Bakery is going to be at the Fairfield Famers Market starting next saturday...

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