March 10, 2001: I found a good bakery
|On the day before yesterday, I got an E-mail from my friend Yuu saying, "I found a good bakery." I soon went to explore the bakery. It was located in Midorigaoka housing development nearby. Just after turning around a street corner, a nice approach welcomed me with white deck chairs.|
The likeness of the master is on the billboard. On the tall chef cap is his basic concept of life, "BON VIANT" (Wonderful Life.)
|The shop is very blight. The master Mr. Kenji Akari (literally meaning "light"!) and his wonderful wife welcomed me at the entrance of the baking factory equipped with large ovens.|
|He soon explained me about his shop by showing a huge loaf of Danish bread.
He started the shop in last October, he said. I directly asked him if he set himself free from the life of a white-collar worker. He smiled and answered me as follows:
After completed a high school course, he lived around in Tokyo and Osaka and spent 32 years with fashion-related business. During those years, he visited France, Italy, and other European countries more than 30 times looking for tasty bread, wine, and cheese. This experience encouraged him to open a bakery when a chance came.
|This is Lou van Natural Blue bread, a sort of French country bread, made from French wheat, natural salt, and natural yeast.
In the back is German bread made from rye, Lou van natural yeast and natural salt.
|He was introduced a chance two years ago from his friend to learn baking in a bakery in Kansai area. After the learning, he got back to Oita and opened the shop.
Bakery recommended Beget is made from French agricultural-chemical-free wheat, natural salt, and natural malt to create the same flavor and taste as a bakery on the street of Paris.
|This is a wonderful corner decorated with his favorite poster and wine.
The corner may be turned to a snack corner in which Beget bread is served with cream cheese and wine.
|A guest came in and bought a large loaf of Danish bread.|
|An alarm of the large oven rang and savory grape bread came out.|
|I bought some of bread in the shop.
This is the show window of the bakery.
|Today, I bought Danish bread and Beget. Rye bread was a present from the shop.
I enjoyed wine and the rye bread with cheese on it. I also tried Beget. Danish bread will be served on tomorrow breakfast.
|Akari shop start baking from 6 a.m. and the product will be delivered if they get a large amount of order. Visit the shop to taste the atmosphere of a French street.|
|Bakery Akari: 5-7-3 Midorigaoka, Oita City, phone 097-541-7777|