Lunchbox: Paris Bakery
18 Moore Street,
D1. TEL: 01 8044112
The Cost: €6.40 for takeaway sandwich (€3.90) and quiche (€2.50).
The Look: An unexpected discovery in the middle of bustling Moore Street stalls is this utterly authentic Parisian bakery. Although this is French-owned and run, there are just a few Gallic touches, some simple banquettes and tables.
The Goods: Very tempting array of freshly baked breads, not to mention the savoury tarts and the most irresistible gateaux. But talk about impeccable pedigree -- the owner is a master baker from Montpellier and the chef on the day of my visit is head chef at Chez Max.
The Bad: They could do with more variety in sandwich fillings, but few real quibbles.
The Result: The quiche is light with a lovely pastry and the celeriac coleslaw in my ham sandwich is a flavoursome twist. My herby focaccia is lovely enough to merit a return visit the next day to buy a loaf.
The Grade: A-.
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