Acclaimed French boulanger Gontran Cherrier is bringing his award-winning bread and delectable treats to Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn, from 15 September. Fans of the famous baker can meet Gontran himself on Saturday 16 September, where he’ll meet and greet customers at his new store.
After the success of Gontran Cherrier’s Smith Street, Collingwood venue that opened in June 2016, Gontran himself will return to Australia to open his second Australian boulangerie. The new boulangerie will focus on a takeaway offering as well as a small sit down offering for those wanting to dine in. Pastry fanatics and bread lovers can look forward to the best baguette in Melbourne, the miso rye bread, the lethal Kouign Amann and croissants to die for.
Enjoying freshly baked bread is a daily pleasure for the French and is a charm that won’t be lost on Melbourne. “Freshly baked bread, made from French flour is one of life’s greatest pleasures. French flour is much more digestible than most alternatives, that’s why it doesn’t leave you feeling bloated or uncomfortable,” explains Cherrier.
The new store will be bringing the everyday French experience of visiting a traditional boulangerie to bustling Glenferrie Road precinct. The bakery will be offering up a range of perfectly crafted artisan baguettes and sandwiches.
“Glenferrie road has a real community feel to it, and we want to offer locals the best quality products. It’s a great area to collaborate with other local businesses which we look forward to exploring further down the line,” Gontran adds.
From the artsy streetscapes of Montmartre, Paris to Glenferrie Road, nothing has been left behind. The ingredients are as authentically French as the man himself. As well as the flour, butter is also imported directly from France, to ensure the baguettes are pure Parisian with an enticing crust.
Gontran Cherrier is a fourth-generation baker recognised worldwide for his innovative recipes, putting a contemporary spin on some of France’s most celebrated baked products while still paying homage to the traditional French bread-making process.
Gontran Cherrier will be in Melbourne from 11 – 17 September for the launch of his second Australian boulangerie in Hawthorn, bringing with him the taste and quality of fresh French baked goods that Melburnian’s have come to love.