Or so I thought, until I came across the website for Le Pain Quotidien.
There are two in Toronto and 100 worldwide.
"The idea behind Le Pain Quotidien is simply to make good daily bread, a handmade bread with a good crust and a firm slice, the kind of bread that makes great tartines: bread not only to nourish the body, but the spirit as well. A bread best shared around a table, to be savored among friends."
- Alain Coumont, Founder
I had been fasting for some medical tests (no food or water) and went across the street to quench my thirst and feed my hunger. I wasn't expecting to be made made dizzy by the aroma of fresh bread and coffee.
Each loaf was displayed as a work of art on the bakery shelf. Next time I want to share the bakers basket and a glass of wine or two with a friends at the communal table....