Food news and what not....the doldrums of January

Food news and what not....the doldrums of January

  bostock $5

bostock $5

There is a new French bakery in SoMa now called Les Gourmands and it really is French owned and operated. The owner is also using the space to  give apprenticeships to low-income folks and teach them how to be bakers while getting paid and not having the expense of culinary school. Seems like a win win all around. I also decided to give them a few months to get their legs under them and shake out the kinks before giving them a try. You know I love a good bakery and really wanted to see what they had to offer. Thus I will slowly post about individual things I have from there in food news. It gives me a reason to stop by often and try as many baked goods as I can because I'm dedicated! (And gluttonous!)

First up is their bostock, a classic item that is somewhat akin to French toast just with more nuts and no eggs using day old brioche. I'm a fan of a good bostock and this one is good, though the bread was a little pressed down and not as sturdy as one version I really liked from Neighbor Bakehouse. Otherwise, you still get the sweetly moistened bread with copious amounts of slivered almonds and powdered sugar and this one is tasty enough to enjoy with a strong cup of espresso or tea. Size wise it is regular slice of bread and the $5 price is a bit more than you might find other places. I'm gonna chalk that up to their location (high rent) and working hard to afford to be an apprentice school for future bakers. Still, I do wish it was more like $4. Either way, it was a tasty afternoon pick me up that while sweet, isn't overly so and shouldn't cause much of a sugar rush or crash. I'm still interested enough to return and see what else they have to offer. Till then, food news rolls on. 

Hog Island Oyster Co........and yes, we actually got oysters

Hog Island Oyster Co........and yes, we actually got oysters

Food truck quick bite: Hula Truck.....because Hawaii in January is a thing

Food truck quick bite: Hula Truck.....because Hawaii in January is a thing