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Rye with Caraway served at Splendido Restaurant

Flexitarian Dec 5, 2011 09:02 PM

My Mom saw an article about bread in the Food & Drink section of Toronto Life from last March and asked me to pick up a loaf of Rye with caraway from Splendido. She doesn't dine out and didn't realize it's a restaurant. Apparently Baker Nis 'ku Closs delivers these "dense, crusty ryes" to Splendido each morning so they can be baked in their steam-injected oven. But, I am sure this is for their own consumption for diners in their restaurant not to also sell to walk-ins by the loaf.

Does anyone know where I can get this bread elsewhere in the city or something very similar?

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    ylsf RE: Flexitarian Dec 5, 2011 09:16 PM

    Splendido told me they sold their bread there when I was there for a meal back in the summer as we commented how amazing it was. So, it is possible they do indeed sell it, worthwhile giving them a call to verify for that specific one... Otherwise, I know there are some Splendido regulars that will likely chime in.... Oh, if I am not mistaken I think they may supply some other spots with some of their bread.. Maybe even Pusateri's?

    EDIT: Just looked, shows on their website a list of where you can get their bread:


    So, not sure about at the restaurant directly. You could contact one of the vendors listed there to see if they have the one in particular you are looking for or check with Splendido about another kind. It is possible that it is an old part of their page and not accurate too.... but, a good start

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    1. re: ylsf
      JennaBean RE: ylsf Dec 6, 2011 06:18 AM

      They used to have a pretty significant bread program and supplied some stores but I think since the County they have dial down the program however, it would still be with a call for sure.

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        Chester Eleganté RE: JennaBean Jan 31, 2012 10:33 PM

        They stopped awhile ago. We were even getting it at Bayview Village. You should be able to get it from the restaurant itself. The potato bread (esp.) and country loaf are even better.

        1. re: Chester Eleganté
          magic RE: Chester Eleganté Feb 1, 2012 06:06 AM

          I agree, the potato bread is TRULY something to behold. Their best offering.

          Next comes the country white, which is damn lovely too.

          The rye was my least favourite. Don't get me wrong, it was great. But most Jewish bakeries do just as good a a job (if not better) and next to that potato bread it doesn't stand a chance. Or so I think, at any rate.....

          I think Pusateri's might carry the rye. Call em up!

          1. re: magic
            justxpete RE: magic Feb 1, 2012 09:38 PM

            I think the country white is their best offering. Its hard to beat that oh-so-fresh texture. The potatoe is a close second, however.

    2. Kagemusha RE: Flexitarian Dec 6, 2011 05:15 AM

      Try Dimpflmeier's factory store in Etobicoke. Lots of varieties that seldom hit the store shelves.

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        Helen RE: Flexitarian Dec 6, 2011 06:53 AM

        What a Bagel has the besr (IMO)

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          Vinnie Vidimangi RE: Helen Feb 1, 2012 01:21 AM

          My not humble opinion is that the best rye with kimmel , sorry caraway, in Canada is from Haymishe Bakery, Bathurst at Stormont south of Lawrence. Last of the Mohicans.
          And at at a none yuppie price.

          1. re: Vinnie Vidimangi
            Smachnoho RE: Vinnie Vidimangi Feb 1, 2012 06:19 AM

            The only Rye Caraway I will eat is made by Future bakery. It has that slightly sour taste that I love. I have tried all the others and they cannot compare.

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              CalliopeToronto RE: Vinnie Vidimangi Feb 2, 2012 07:19 AM

              Yes! I eat their rye bread (with kimmel) regularly, and almost exclusively. I agree it's the best caraway rye I've ever had. And, yes, it has a sourdough base, as all good rye breads should have.

              I find it interesting that this long-standing Jewish bakery also has some of the best gluten-free baked goods in the city (so say a few friends who eat gluten-free). I see they have a lot of gluten-free varieties.

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