Sunday, June 27, 2010

PB Boulangeriebistro to Accept Reservations

“Every time I drive past, the line is out the door. Cars parked on both sides of the road. I mean, like, what are they selling in there? The fountain of youth?”

No, just feathery croissants, hearty peasant bread, crunchy baguettes.

Of course Sven’s friend Rick was describing, what else? PB BoulangerieBistro. Its phenomenal success has people all over the East Coast planning future trips to Cape Cod. Meanwhile Wellfleetians have waited patiently for the bistro part of the name to become operational. The wait will soon be over. Starting this week, Monday and Tuesday will be closed so bakers, chefs and staff can recoup. Then, on Wednesday, breakfast, or perhaps I should say, le petit dejeuner, will be served from 7:30 to 3. Sometime in the next two or three weeks, it will be possible to eat dinner as well. The deck is finished and freshly decorated with champagne bottles. Our guests had croissants for breakfast on Friday. When I went to fetch them at 7:15, the line already snaked out the door. I spoke to Valerie, the chef’s wife, and apparently, with regret, they have decided to require reservations. This seems like a wise choice. Otherwise, folks would be sitting on the sidewalk by early afternoon, as if the place were selling some new Apple gadget. What more can I say? Bon appetit!