Finally, Le Bernardin Will Serve Non-Horrific Bread

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Baguettes from Maison Kayser. Photo: Celeste Sloman/New York Magazine

The good-bread trend continues today with the announcement that the Upper East Sides Maison Kayser is now the official baker to Le Bernardin. If youre up on your minor-bread-scandal news, you may remember that in a New York magazine profile of Sullivan St. Bakerys Jim Lahey a while back, Lahey, whom no one has ever accused of being a shrinking violet, expressed his opinion that maybe there was some room for improvement in the Le Bernardin bread basket. Even Eric Ripert and Daniel Humm ... they buy the most horrific bread in the world. I tell them, either hire me or poach someone who works for me, Lahey told Benjamin Wallace. Its good news for Le Bernardins fat-cat customers, as Kaysers stuff is delicious. And although neither Lahey nor one of his minions got the contract, Laheys opinion has been validated by the Ripper, plus theres still time for Humm to come to his senses if he hasnt already. Pretty much a win-win all around.

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