Colorado Chow

(including Glendale, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Euro Pane Bakery
950 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena

My latest obsession has been to attempt to try everything at Euro Pane Bakery run by a former LaBrea Bakey pastry chef. I was thinking of the doing another photo montage like my Zankou post, but then I'd figured who'd want to look thru a photo montage of pasteries? And besides, been there done that.

The Euro Pane interior space is a clean any-mini-mall looking food joint which will not excite anyone. The real story here is the baked goods and food. The most amusing thing is when you get in line, you can see every patron in front of you stretching their necks, bending knees, leaning over, bending right and left - looking to see what goodies are in the display case. And of course, I get into the action as well.

One popular item here is the Egg Salad open-faced sandwich, which is elevated from something mundane to an art form. The eggs are not hard boiled and diced small and encased in thick mayo. Instead you have huge chunks of perfectly boiled eggs - taken out just when the yolk comes together and still has its glorious gooey-ness - served atop your choice of homemade bread (I had the Olive bread) with a sun-dried tomato pesto spread. After you have this, it's hard to go back to your regular and familiar egg salad. (Unless you are a fan of hard boiled eggs, in which case, this sandwich may not be for you.)

On another visit, I had the Chicken Salad sandwich with thick chunks of moist chicken with a light coat of tyme mayo.

I'm getting hungry just thinking about this. I think I know where I'm headed for lunch....

Euro Pane Bakery
950 E. Colorado #107, Pasadena CA 91106 (626) 577-1828
Mon-Sat 7am-5:30pm; Sun 7am-3:30pm

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