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Feb 10, 2011 09:56 AM

Bread at Sel de la Terre

Just wondering, what is the bread like at SDLT, what with their baker leaving a few years ago to start B&R, then closing that.

To be truthful, I had never been, but having had their bread, figured that whatever else you ate, there was a great breadbasket. TC and I went last Sunday, using the Superbowl deal. It was exactly as I had expected, very good flavors in each dish, altho I was surprised at the emphasis on imported cheeses...but I quibble.

What surprised me was the mediocre bread basket. A slice of baguette (definitely not B&R quality) and a few half-slices of a white Pullman loaf. Really? For a restaurant known for their bakery? Just seemed odd.

Sel de la Terre
774 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199

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  1. what a shame! I also used to love that bread.........I have to say, that on a recent visit to the Natick location I was shocked to learn that the Rosemary fries are *not* hand cut........they're frozen! Still yummy......I mean, they're *fries* after all. But I would have expected handcut.

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    1. re: Science Chick

      On a recent visit to SDLT Back Bay we were shocked when the fries accompanying our burgers were stone cold.

    2. When I've gone the bread basket always includes at least 3 or 4 kinds of bread and two of them are their fig-anise bread (my favorite) and olive bread.

      1. I was there earlier this week at the Long Wharf location...there were three kinds of bread, including something possibly rye-ish, and all were delicious. As were the hot rosemary fries and a special, merguez sausage. The salade nicoise on the other hand, ws a joke.

        1. They stopped putting the fig-anise bread and olive bread in their bread basket at Natick, and I stopped going. :-) Those were a huge draw for me! Only white bread now - I asked.

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          1. re: MrsCheese

            Ah, thanks... How strange that they serve the good stuff at the other locations. TC and I are carbo-philes, so for us to not bother with bread, something is very amiss...

            The funny thing is, we were trying to be good, so didn't splurge (calorie-wise) on the rosemary fries, tho i really built them up... Luckily, we restrained ourselves...