As I was working on the upstairs window on Tuesday this week, I made a quip to a young chap having trouble putting a leaflet through our door. In the resulting conversation I learned that I was talking with Olivier Chard, a baker from Paris who's just set up a micro-bakery in Beresford Road.
He's been selling at Stroud Green Market and Yerbury Road Market (N19) for a while now. But he's just started doing home delivery on the Ladder.
I ordered online later that day and ended up being Olivier's first home delivery customer the following day.
I was delighted that I was. I ordered a sourdough (pain de levain), some plain croissants and some croissant aux amandes. What a delight! The croissant were delicious. light, with crispy flakes on the outside and a satisfying buttery taste.
And, I loved the sourdough.
The trouble is, having eaten the croissant, I can't stop myself going back and eating more sourdough.
It's all delicious. But I see that I'm going to need to exercise some self-control. (Though that hasn't stopped me ordering another order for tomorrow.....oh, and just a little for Wednesday....)
Thank you Olivier. Your products are a real joy.
Olivier delivers locally on Fridays and Wednesdays, or you can catch him at one of the markets.
Website: Pain D'Amis Harringay