Bread used on the Chez Henri Cubano...
I've been trying to replicate the Chez Henri Cubano at home and I pretty much have it down except the bread. My bread always gets way too crunchy and hard, while Chez Herni is always at a happy medium. I've tried Chiabatta and French bread but neither have come out correctly. Any Idea what bread they use and where a similar bread can be acquired?
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Since you handle has Nahant, Chelsea Market Basket used to carry Cuban bread and had it at their reopening. But I am not certain I have seen it recently and I believe it was a Vie de France parbaked product that isn't on their card any more so maybe no more. They do have bread from a Lawrence Dominican bakery (can't remember which one) but I find it really, really soft and oversized crumb so haven't bought it recently. If you want a french style bread with a crunchy, but thin crust and soft middle, that is what good Brazilian "french" bread is like (and only sold in six-inch oblong rolls), you'd have to go to Everett or Medford though.
Have you tried Cuban bread? If you can't find it, Italian bread is closer to Cuban than French bread. Ciabatta is way off.
I used to get Cuban bread at the place in JP... HiLo? Forget the name, but it is closing anyway. Might already be closed.
EDIT: it looks like Hi-Lo is closed by now: