A modern made-from-scratch bakery has landed in the Arboretum, it’s the Blue Baker. The line to order lunch wraps around the plexiglass enclosure housing bakers making bread.
Not to worry, the line moves quickly because there is a small army of blue aproned staff to receive your orders. Merchandise is displayed to the hungry folks waiting in line, ready to be plucked off the shelves. I cringed a little at the sight of loaves of bread for sale, I found my competition! Well, not exactly. My bread is different, it’s made with love!
I ordered the D’Vinchee pizza for lunch. You can smell the pizza oven doing its work while salivating over those pesky loaves of challah, rosemary bread, and fendu. There are cookies too, but beware if you have nut allergies! Also ask if the chicken salad contains nuts, as many other places add nuts to it.
Being in the Arboretum, this is not a cheap lunch by any means. My 13-inch pizza was $12, and another $2 for a drink (with free refills). The pizza was good overall but it had no sauce on it. I’m a saucy girl so this was the only disappointment. The amount of toppings applied was enough to satisfy a grumbling tummy.
Will I go back again? Maybe.