Sunday, February 19, 2012
BAKER STREET - PONDICHERRY
I was recently in Pondicherry on a brief weekend trip. Although the purpose of my trip was for other reasons, I had taken my camera along and hoped to click some pictures of food and write a blog post or two. Boy! was I thrilled when I came across this true French bakery by the name, Baker Street! The name may not sound very French but every other aspect of it was definitely French. There were even south Indian native Pondicherry staff conversing in fluent French to their French customers. Thanks to a friend from Coimbatore who had recommended this place!
They had an array of breads that included Baguettes, multi-grain loaves, whole wheat loaves and dinner rolls. The pastries included butter croissants, almond croissants, pain au chocolate and pain au raisin. The breads and pastries looked as authentic as it would in any bakery in the streets of Paris. I tasted the butter croissant and the almond croissant and I must say that its the best I have tasted in India and would come really close to the Parisian ones.
There was also a variety of sweet pastries that included strawberry tart, almond tart, chocolate tart, chocolate mousse, brownies, cheesecake, mille feuille, cookies, meringues and macaroons.
To top all this off, the Baker street bakery is also a great option for lunch or dinner. They had a range of healthy and mouth watering salads. There was also a buffet pasta counter where you could choose from a variety of pastas and sauces.
The pizzas, savoury quiches, grilled sandwiches and croque monsieurs looked very tempting indeed.
There was also a separate section with counters full of gourmet chocolates and special edible gifts for Valentine's day.
The Baker street looked impressive and the pastries and bread from there tasted very French and authentic. The Manager at the bakery was very helpful and was full of information. Now we all know where to stop to pick up authentic French baked goodies on our next trip to Pondicherry.
123, BUSSY STREET,
PUDUCHERRY - 605001.
PH # 0413-6458888
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