“Bread deals with a living thing, with giving life, with growth with the seed, the grain that nurtures. It’s not coincidence that we say bread is the staff of life.” Lionel Polaine, French Baker.
Man cannot live by bread alone…we understand that…but some bread, well you could make a pretty good go of it. That is most definitely the case with Bon Breads, the original artisan bread company here in Las Vegas since 1999. Bon Breads has been supplying the best restaurants in town with artisan breads and they keep coming back for more. I have enjoyed their breads in more than one local restaurant. Unbelievably good. Bon Breads then started selling their bread at local farmers markets and the people swooned. Now things have gone one step farther and we can all rejoice…they have opened up a Bon Breads retail store in Town Square.
Carlos Periera is the master baker behind Bon Breads. ”Bon” means good in French. Good doesn’t really say it all, though. Great is closer to the truth. Magnifique. Carlos came to the United States from Lima, Peru at the tender age of 19 and became an apprentice bread maker learning under the masters. He realized that there was no artisan bread companies here in Las Vegas and this led him to start his own as a one-man operation. His operation has grown as has his relationship with the top chefs and restaurants across Las Vegas and beyond. Carlos has a passion for bread and Bon Breads is dedicated to the art of artisan bread making. They use a very old starter dating back over 100 years to France that gives the bread its unique flavor, crust, and texture. They strictly adhere to traditional methods of baking and use only the freshest and finest ingredients. The bread is made from scratch 7 days a week using unbleached flour. They do not add preservatives or artificial colorants in the bread. What has been exclusively wholesale is now available to be picked up any day and brought home to your table.
The retail store is located right near the entrance of the Tommy Bahama restaurant (also near MAC cosmetics ladies). It is a small store but tastefully done. The first thing that hits you when you walk in the door is the smell of freshly-baked bread. They always have samples to try. There are many different types of breads on display and many more on their website that are available. They have drinks to go and also have other products such as olive oil, balsamic vinegar, jarred peppers, spreads, and preserves for sale. All of the ingredients are clearly marked on each package of bread. Only the brioche has egg in it and some of the breads have honey…but listen up. If you call the bakery 24-48 hours ahead of time you can order the bread without honey or other non-essential ingredients and they will deliver it to the store for you to pick up. How great is that? Most of the other bread is already wonderful and fully vegan-friendly. The bread makes the best toast, PBJ sandwiches, and bruschettas. I am going to be featuring some bruschetta recipes in one of my blogs in the next few weeks. And of course, I will be using Bon Breads. This bread is ridiculously good. Don’t just take my word for it, make your way to Town Square and fall in love. Love is grand…and so is Bon Breads.
“With bread all sorrows are less.” Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes
Bon Breads Baking Co.
16643 Las Vegas Blvd. South, SSuite 123
Las Vegas, NV. 89119