SoLuna Brot und Oel (5)

I was quite excited as I entered SoLuna, smelled the fresh bread, saw the push-cart racks of fresh miches, and the rest of the assortment, such as these Pains de Campagne.

Although I bake bread myself and have read the books of Peter Reinhart and Daniel Leader who describe their romantic sojourns through Europe's finest bakeries, I haven't once set foot in any such artisanal bakery myself. At SoLuna one got a sense of this tradition.

In my couple of weeks in the city I did not often find the leisure to do more than nibble around the edges of the assortment; but the four or five loaves I sampled were impressively delectable.