After the taste-bud tickle of that dangerously delicious New Yorker at Super Duper Weenie in Fairfield, we got back on the bus and headed down to Norwalk and Wave Hill Breads (Roadfood.com review). Formerly a small bakery in Wilton, Wave Hill has since moved to a bigger space in a quiet residential section of Norwalk. We can only imagine how this addition has improved the standard of living within walking distance of this Roadfood gem!
Owner Margaret Sapir was immediately on hand with fresh, crusty bread and dipping oils:
Many of us went back to the prep room for a tour and watched this baker carefully roll out and slice dough for croissants:
Outside, our group was mingling and sampling different items, including this ham & brie sandwich with grainy mustard:
Amy had bought an almond croissant for the bus ride, but it wasn’t long before we’d torn apart its flaky layers and devoured it way before it was time to depart:
And this coconut macaroon, as light as a feather, was so delicate that it fell apart as I was arranging it for this photo:
The only stop on the tour that we hadn’t previously visited, Wave Hill was a classically stocked bakery that provided enough breadstuffs to soak up the grease from the hot dogs before and the pizza to follow. The owners were generous enough to provide so many free samples that you almost didn’t need to purchase any of your own…though of course we did!
Bruce: The bread is amazing. And it just rubs it in that we don't have a bakery even remotely approaching this level anywhere near us. Sue took the backstage tour; I was too busy eating the samples. Those ham/brie samples with the grainy mustard that pops in the mouth were a tour highlight. Here's a photo of Michael Stern offering bread to tour participants as they enter Wave Hill. Is it just me or is he looking more and more like Clint Eastwood every year?