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well bred bakery (weaverville, nc)

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well bred bakery (weaverville, nc)

mark | Oct 3, 2005 10:19 AM

tried the well bred bakery with some friends for sunday brunch. everything here is made in advance, and displayed in a deli case. since this was bulk food made ahead, and nothing was particulary hot, i feel the prices were just a tad high. they feature a variety of quiches each day, at least one soup, and have 3-4 sandwiches as well. there are also a couple of different sides each day.

my wife and i had the crawfish & cheddar quiche, while our friends had the spinach quiche and a stuffed pork loin. all the quiches were huge and pretty tasty, but were more egg than add-ins. the pork loin was good, but was overcooked once reheated.

one companion had a carrot-ginger bisque that was rich and creamy, a little sweet and pretty good.

most of us had sides of a cuke-tomato-red onion-feta greek-style salad that was quite good.

the sweets, however, were the star of the show. i finished my meal with a good-size chunk of housemade toffee that was delicious and not overly sweet. my wife had a chocolate-orange cookie that was thick and chewy with a good, but not overwhelming, taste of orange. we also took home what was termed an eclair, but was more of a cream puff, a giant cream puff. this thing was huge; probably 5" high and the same across. it was a delicate pastry shell, filled with a not-too-sweet housemade whipped cream and covered in a thin chocolate shell. we ate it in lieu of dinner last night, and half was enough to fill us both up. yum!

all in all, a little pricey on the savory side, mainly just because of the made ahead aspect since portions were huge. the sweet side is what shines. i don't know that i would drive to weaverville for a meal, but i'd definitely consider it for dessert.

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