Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bread Should Never be Alone

Its Sunday, and what a better way to spend the day than with my wonderful boyfriend. This Sunday we went and had a lovely brunch, went to the farmers market and went shopping.

When I woke up this morning, he had a grand plan to surprise me with a trip to small place in Rhinebeck for brunch. I love brunch, so anything involving a lazy Sunday and hash browns, sign me up! We ended up at Bread Alone. On the outside, it looks like a run of the mill coffee shop, but on the inside it opens up into a coffee shop and a restaurant. We waited behind the locals for our table, sampling in house baked sourdough bread. We were seated a cute little table right by the kitchen's pass, so we could watch all of the excitement.

The awesome part about this quaint place is that all of the breads and pastries are baked in-house, making for the best baked goods imaginable. Opened in Rhinebeck in 1998, this place has boomed ever since, delivering bread commercially and catering to quite the crowd.

Almond Croissant

I had a Chai Latte and Justin had a Plain Latte. Both were amazing, served in a large white cup with the perfect amount of foam. For breakfast, they had omelets, bagel sandwiches, pancakes, and french toast, all of which had components from local sources.  I chose an Omelet with Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions and Spinach served with Home Fries and Fresh Sourdough Toast. Justin had a Bagel with Cream Cheese and Smoked Salmon with an Almond Croissant.
All of it was heavenly. We will definitely be coming back.

The Rhinebeck Farmers Market was scare today, probably because of the snow storm that hit last night. All of the artisan crafts people were there, but a lot of of the produce vendors were absent. We went to our favorite produce man, who was there thank Buddha, and the goat cheese lady. We left with minimal purchases today. Just a few beets, some plain goat cheese, a couple bulbs of garlic and a healthy amount of arugula.

Tonight we are making a cheese and herb stuffed chicken breast to place over top of a bed of arugula, baby beets, and candied nuts, drizzled with the peach balsamic.

Photos By Justin Beaver

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