Fill your weekend with baked goodsA La Carte
April 14, 2019
Story By: Don Robbins | Photos by: File photo
Sunday has definitely become a fun day to enjoy the flavorful foods available at the European-style bakery Fendu Boulangerie, located at Manoa Marketplace.
One Sunday-only special is the twice-baked bread known as Bostock ($3.25). This flavorful French brioche pastry uses bread that is baked, placed in a mold, sliced, dipped in almond syrup and topped with an almond cream. Then, it is baked again for the final touch.
Niel Koep, chef and owner, explains he started the bakery in 2009 after working more than 18 years as an executive pastry chef at resorts on the island of Lanai.
Koep emphasizes that he uses the highest quality, all-natural ingredients in his products.
He adds that the shop has recently begun serving a house salad using beautiful greens from a farm in Manoa, along with bean sprouts, baby carrots and pearl tomatoes. A homemade Caesar or balsamic vinaigrette dressing accompanies the salad.
Besides its popular Bostock, another example of what can be found at Fendu Boulangerie only on Sundays is Buckwheat Fig Bread ($5.99). This artisan loaf features ingredients such as buckwheat flour, whole-wheat flour and dried chopped black figs. It offers the eater a pleasing texture, and the combination of sweet figs and buckwheat pair well together.