Thursday, 10 January 2013

Back to Two Bakers

 Hot news! A new baker has taken over the premises 'up the hill' that was shut when the Pichard family business went into liquidation.

 So far we've tried the baguette and the banette -- both crispy crusted and chewy inside -- very good. At the moment he's not up to full baking capacity, so the bread runs out very quickly in the morning. I noticed the locals commenting on the cakes approvingly, but my guess is that Aurélien 'down the hill' will remain the town's favourite pâtissier.

The exterior of the shop looks no different but they have cleaned and painted the interior and it is all sparkling clean. They are open Tuesdays to Sunday mornings.

7 comments:

Tim said...

That explained all the plasterboard that was stacked up in there when we were forced to stop outside by a long lorry manouvering to get through the chicane... I thought someone was converting it to habitation... glad you've got a choice again.

Niall & Antoinette said...

Goody! Glad there's another bakery as 'down the hill' was getting queued out and it was getting tricky to park.
We'll try the new one soon.

Tim said...

More good news - you haven't missed the Preuilly drinkies - tomorrow (vendredi 11th) at 18hrs in the salle des fetes according to the NR. M. Hainault's speech is very fine. Pauline

Susan said...

Pauline: Thanks -- they haven't put a notice up on the board, so I missed the news. I like Gérard H -- he may be smooooooooth but I think fairly genuine as well (and has views that more or less coincide with mine, which is what you want in a politician).

Tim said...

Susan... smooth he is but I think "he puts himself where his mouth is"... how's that for a mix... no, he really works at it! We went to the Bat evening in 2011 at Ferriere and he was the one who was bringing up more and more chairs from the store as the audience grew and grew.

GaynorB said...

That fruit tart looks delicious!

We don't often visit a boulangerie other than the one in LP-P, and we go there each day. The bread is fine but the cakes and tarts are fairly ordinary. We try to give our custom to local shops where we can.

Since i'm usually following a regime I can get away with buying one cake - pour Monsieur.

Susan said...

Gaynor: we tested the cakes yesterday as they were on special introductory offer of 1€ each. Not bad...