Published the May 28 2019 in "Articles"
As you might probably have already heard – or read – One to Wine was present at and partnering with “Best Baguette competition, the final”. This first edition, organized by French morning London occurred at Huckster restaurant, near Paddington, on May, 19th . More than 300 bread’s amateurs were reunited to enjoy some good baguettes with cheeses and wine, obviously! The purpose of the event was to enjoy some French treats but above all, to choose the best baguette in London from 4 exceptional bakeries
The four finalists were:
Olivier’s Bakery – Only present on the London’s markets since 2011, their breads and pastries are hand-crafted and baked daily with stone-ground flours from local mills. You can find then on the different markets like Victoria Park market, Fulham market, Marylebone market and the capital’s most renowned for the quality of its products: Borough Market.
Maison Puget – After opening 4 bakeries in France, the French couple decided to leave the bread’s country to come in London to open a new bakery in 2018. Located in Notting Hill on Portobelo road, this typical French bakery offers every French treats from the baguette to the croissant, strawberry tartelette and baguette sandwiches (a Frenchie’s favourite lunch). All their products are home made with natural ingredients only.
Boulangerie de Paris – Located in Uxbrige, this bakery wad founded in 2007 by 2 passionate sisters. All theirs breads are baked the old fashion way in a wood-oven. Working with sustainable and independent millers from France, this bakery provides products of quality.
Paul Rhodes Bakery – Founded by former Michelin starred Paul Rhodes in 2003, they are now in London 2 Paul Rhodes bakeries one in Nothing Hill and one in Greenwich. The baker chooses to connect the French tradition with baguettes, tarte au citron, madeleine or croissant but also the British one, with shortbread, English muffin and the British favourite cake, the Victoria sponge cake.
They all worked very hard to bake the best baguette and to present their special bread as well. The jury were composed of James Curries (from the Youtube channel sorted Food), David Johnson (who is a representant of the French chamber of commerce in Great Britain) and Vincent Pavec (miller for Foricher company which, by the way, offered a tone of flour to the winner!). The jury had the chance to blind taste the different baguettes and special breads before choosing the winner. After a careful consideration, the jury decided to give the 2 prices to Maison Puget. But the public had also the chance to vote and they decided to give the public price to Paul Rhodes Bakery.
This event was sponsored by Citroen UK, Foricher, Air Corsica, The French Comté, Le Hamper, Bisou les madeleines, So Choux, Cheezelo and, of course, One to Wine.
On our side, we really enjoyed being part of this event, we had the chance to have a stand next to the other sponsors where the public tried our wines. We proposed our Genereux red and white from the Languedoc’s region. We also were in the VIP space where we proposed our Champagne from Jacopé house.
We can’t wait to be part of the second edition of the best Baguette in London. Who knows 😉!