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Napa: Model Bakery's beignet "English muffin"

rworange | Dec 9, 201107:59 PM

I really like what Model Bakery calls an English muffin. As good as it is, I have no clue why they call it that. There are no nooks or crannies. It is made of brioche dough, reminds me of a savory beignet and has an oily coating like foccacia.

The first time I ordered it when I got home, I thought they gave me the wrong thing. I gues Chef MIchael Chiarello of Bottega restaurant made a big deal about them on the food network. I agree they are great. They are just not English muffins.

Also in the category of good if not authentic are Model's bagels. They are bready chewy and soft but in a good way. They also taste yeasty. I liked these as well.

Another thing I tried that was new to me was the quiche which I thought was excellent with a rich custardy filling and buttrery crust ... and it actually was a quiche.

This link has more info and better photos than I took.

Model Bakery
610 First Street, Napa, CA 94559

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