Delhi’s latest boulangerie-pâtisserie: The Artful Baker at Khan Market

Fragrance of fresh bread, creamy pastries and sour dough sandwiches. As India’s culinary flavours mingle with the west, encashing on the opportunity is Lite Bite foods.  Very much a breakfast and high tea culture in Europe, boulangeries and patisseries offer something for everyone. There’s a quick bite for the people on the go, a snack for those wanting a bit of rest or a leisure café culture for those who have time on their hands. The Artful Baker offers a bite for all and the variety in a choice of breads from different countries of the European continent.

macaron with coffee at the artful baker, khan market, delhi

patisserie and boulangerie, delhiI have yet to see the new outlet, but I experienced the pop-up at Select City Walk mall, Saket, Delhi. Fascinated by the French names, I tried the sour dough chicken sandwich which looked like it had less calories and I was correct.

Other interesting snacks were Monte Cristo and Paris Brest, I dug into the chocolaty Paris and the quiche like Count of Monte Cristo. The man behind the offerichef sahil mehta, the artful baker, delhings is Brand Chef Sahil Mehta. A certified bakery, pastry and chocolate expert from Lenotre, France, he has worked with Choco Diva, Renaissance and L’opera. Chef Sahil talks about what’s baking at the Khan Market outlet. Excerpts:

Bakery concept: It’s European but Indians love it too. Delhi is an evolving market and it makes sense to have such bakeries in India.

Products: Pastries from France, calzones from Italy, cakes and breads from Germany and more, it’s a mix from different places.

Fave ingredient: French cream

Fave bread: Sour dough

Why is cinnamon not a baker’s delight? Not true, infrequently used because of its strong flavor but we are soon going to have a bread with cinnamon, and you find it in our apple tart.

Recipe just for ATWL readers
multigrain bread recipe

What The Artful Baker will offer in Khan Market: A delicious range of breakfast and bakeries, salads and sandwiches, pizzas, mains and grills, picnic baskets, desserts, refreshing drinks and a selection of beers and wines.

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