Friday, December 23, 2011

Newrybar revisited 2011

I posted pictures of an old brick oven in Newrybar NSW back in 2009 (see below, way below....). I had heard that the oven had been rebuilt, and was delighted to meet Dimitri, a young enthusiastic French baker, in the 'old shed' behind Harvest restaurant. The oven has been rebuilt, and the old shed is now a wonderful bright space.
The old oven was renovated and restructured, and is now a smaller unit within the old in, as opposed to the original which had a fire box. The old front has been retained, but the back has been turned into a private dining room, which shows how massive this original oven was. In the picture of the back room, one can still the the 'soldier course' of bricks that denoted the extent of the original beast!
Oh...and Dimitri, that bread was wonderful, thank you!
Now some recent pics:

Back private dining room.

See the old 'soldier course' from the original oven.

Let me...let me...!!!!!!


Last batch of the shift...

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1 comment:

Nohemi said...

Newrybar looks great. I would love to visit place like this because you can feel the traditional way of creating delicious breads and pastries. Not only was the oven made of bricks, but the entire place as well. The place looks serene -- just the perfect mood for people who want to lighten up.

Nohemi Tutterrow

Why this blog.....

My photo
January to March 2009. I was on Professional Development leave from my teaching Job at the Culinary Institute of Vancouver Island Universtity. I chose to take a 3 month leave to visit bakeries and teachng institutions in Australia. Thank you to VIU and my union (BCGEU) for supporting this venture. The aim of this blog was to keep an ongoing diary of my experiences and share them with my students and colleagues. This sure beats coming up with a report and slide show months later. I mean "FRESH" is what baking is all about! Learned to bake back in 1978....making granola...but that is another story. .