Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Sunday Morning Bakehouse to open in Rockville next summer

Chef Caroline Yi's baked goods have been such a hit at Pike & Rose's weekend farmers market that landlord Federal Realty is bringing her officially on-board with a bricks-and-mortar location. Sunday Morning Bakehouse, a bakery and cafe, will open at the development in Summer 2019.

Yi is a Montgomery County native who went to Rockville's Wooten High School, and is a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park. She has been baking almost as long, starting with Christmas cookies at the age of seven.

With seating for up to 35 people, Yi is looking forward to making the transition from take-out farm market sales to sit-down dining next summer. “It’s a different experience when we can plate the meal, rather than a grab and go at the farmer’s market," she said. "We are excited to create a beautiful space where our guests can sit down and enjoy their food with a leisurely cup of coffee.”

What might you expect to enjoy in that space? Yi's French butter croissants that are three days in the making, homemade jam-filled brioche donuts with seasonal flavors, her favorite grilled cheese or tuna salad sandwiches, baked eggs or French-style omelettes, and my personal favorite, twice-baked Elvis croissants filled with roasted peanut butter, fresh bananas and bacon.

Opening up shop just down the Pike from her Rockville stomping grounds is just the icing on the cake for Yi. “I knew if and when I opened my first business it had to be in my hometown," she said. "After visiting Pike & Rose for the first time, I fell in love with it and knew it was the only place I could picture my bakery and cafĂ©,”

Federal Realty's VP of Leasing, Stuart Biel, said the feeling is mutual. “Having grown up just down the road from Pike & Rose, Caroline is a neighbor," Biel said Tuesday. He predicted Sunday Morning Bakehouse will be "a wonderful addition to the neighborhood, bringing the perfect blend of innovation and comfort with pastries that have delighted patrons at the farm market since it first appeared.”

Photos courtesy Sunday Morning Bakehouse

1 comment:

  1. Hello. Thank you, come. I adore different buns. In general, the attitude towards bread is much more serious for many than for food.
    Bread is just water and flour. If this were so, our bakeries would look rather modest. In the world there are hundreds and thousands of recipes of bread with different density, taste, shape and size.
    Many housewives, not to mention the students of cooking courses and colleges are constantly improving and do my homework coming up with more and more recipes.
    Bread is eaten almost in all countries of the world. Even in places where wheat does not grow - flour is made from other ingredients, such as corn, rye or rice, and it is used to make simple nutritious dishes equivalent to bread.
    Some nations even had a custom: people who broke bread become friends for life. Bread is the ambassador of peace and friendship between peoples and remains to them even now.