Some food journeys are a perpetual quest for the ‘best’. The best butter tart. The best baguette. The best croissant. Perhaps you have your own addictions.
I sense that dinner rolls also rank up there with that Holy Grail style, forever searching, never satisfied, food foraging agony that we food lovers seem to put ourselves through.
If you are possibly people of this kind, you may find yourself making your way to the new location of Art-is-in Boulangerie at the City Center here in Ottawa. Their retail storefront at their new larger bakery allows you to try a much broader selection of bakery treats than just the wonderful baguettes that they have become so well-known for over the past few years. (Our favourite being the Dynamite Cheddar, Chive and Jalapeño.)
On our exploratory visit this past Saturday, I picked up 3 rolls – white with poppy seed, white full of olives with sesame seeds, and a muesli style. We enjoyed them with Jarlsberg cheese and the Raspberry & Orange michaelsdolce jam.
Sunday I was back and the selection had changed. This day there was just one choice in rolls. Potato buttermilk! These were eventually converted into chewy sandwiches of rosemary ham, Jarlsberg cheese and Dijon mustard. The perfect little lunch snack.
Plan ahead though and enter at your own risk. I suspect when you go, you will also be tempted by the breads, baguettes, croissants, tarts, morning pastries, cakes, cookies, brioche, macarons, lunch time soups and sandwiches…..
Tues to Fri: 7 am – 6 pm
Sat: 8 am – 4 pm
Sun: 10 am – 3 pm