New Favourite Bakery!! Beyond Bread 4th & Alma Vancouver
- Sam Salmon Mar 6, 2011 04:26 PM
Time for a new thread about the former Transylvanian Peasant Bread-left behind is the homey peasant chic look-this operation is All About The Bread @ it's new digs 3686 W4th Ave.
Even in the past few weeks I've seen crowds growing and growing and production is carefully being ramped up.
In truth I've been so pleased with the light Rye rolls and the Baguettes that I haven't tried anything else-today I walked by and someone was eating soup-who knew?
I supposed Croissants should next next on the list if I can get there early enough.
Have you been yet?
Was there last week with the mater. Not sure if I had the same rolls as you but they were very good, with a lovely crust I haven't encountered on a bun for many a long day (they have baguettes now made of the same dough). He's now doing 1-lb size breads as sort of a less commitment required approach for the new neighbourhood which I think is rather brilliant. I have one in my freezer but haven't tried it yet. Great corner now with La Ghianda so nearby.
Made it in fairly late in the day last week and bought a small version of the ultradense sprouted wheat loaf he was so well known for at Trans, despite the oven change it is basically the same bread.
Be interesting to see what he does once his in-house milling system is up and running.
I had to laugh (a bit sadly) when one of the staff told me that he went back to the old Transylvania location and destroyed the wood fired oven so that no one else could bake bread out of it....his prerogative I guess but still a shame to see one more wood fired oven gone on the West Side. (The one before that was the big Spanish built one that Feenie had ripped out of the old Ecco/Bolletto to make more room for a few tables).
I find a slight different in the crust, compared to the wood-fired version, but its still darn good bread. I think he orders in the croissants, so haven't bothered to try them yet.