Wednesday, November 4, 2009

SoNo Baking Co.

My husband and I made it this time to SoNo Baking Co. in South Norwalk CT after our failed attempt two months ago! We were there to enjoy a nice lunch, complete with dessert. I'm a sucker for bakeries, so there wasn't one thing I didn't like. After all, who doesn't like looking at counters full of delicious baked goods?

We ordered a Club Sandwich (a double decker with avocado, tomato, ham, bacon and turkey) and a Smoked Salmon Sandwich. Both were equally good. The Club Sandwich was stacked high and served with a side salad. The bacon was perfectly cooked and crispy, a perfect complement to the creamy avocado. Did I say perfect enough times?

As for the Smoked Salmon Sandwich, I thought the portion could have been bigger. However, they did not skimp on the smoked salmon at all. The bread was lightly kissed by the grill, so as not to toughen the bread and damage the roof of their patrons' mouth. Capers and pickled red onion mellowed out slightly the fishiness of the salmon, while the dill spread rounded out the flavors.

What was for dessert? Lemon Tart. The lemon curd had the right amount of sweetness and tartness, and was incredibly light. One bite of this with the crumbly and crunchy shell would send you to heaven.

And if you're lucky to be there while they're baking, you can get a good look at their process, just like at Jacque Torres Chocolate!

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