poilaneThe bread at Poilâne is distinctive.  Big, round loaves of sourdough are boldly stamped and proudly displayed like little pieces of artwork.  In the tiny 6th arrondissement store I visited on a recent trip to Paris, this ‘artwork’ was more than prominent.

I purchased some beautiful sourdough – for which Poilâne is famous – to do a little taste testing.  With one bite, you understand why.  Thick crusted and chewy.  Flavourful and delicious.  This family run business certainly produces some exceptionally tasting bread.  This bread was one of the culinary highlights of my trip. 

With my purchase, I was given some little butter cookie ‘samples’ to nibble.  A lovely sweet finish to a perfect savoury bread.

8 rue du Cherche-Midi, Paris 75006