Sunday, I went to check out yet another friend's art exhibit, only this time it was in Kobe.
The type of art is called sarasa, which I've written up about here.
My friend wasn't at the exhibit at the time, but had many pieces for sale and it was nice to see the different types of works by different artists.
Afterwards, I stopped in to a nearby bakery called, Ça Marche, which my French teacher told me about.
The shop is tiny and when you walk in the baked goods are "roped" off by a wooden railing. You stand behind this railing and tell them which breads you'd like to buy.
I guess it is more sanitary than you going up close to the bread and touching it with tongs. I liked that you needed to tell someone what you wanted.
You can eat there too, they do have a couple of tables on their terrace.
I took out though because the skies looked like it was gonna pour.
The sausage dog was delicious, a cheese bread filled with grainy mustard, a sausage with a snap and cornichon...367 yen. This was a little hard to eat because the bread was round not oblong to fit the dog.
Pain du chocolat...hard outside but very soft inside filled with LOTS of mini chocolate chips..210 yen
And an intriguing bread called patchwork...four flavors baked together...pretty, yeah?!..315 yen for 1/2 a loaf. I had them slice this bread, which came out to 4 thick slices.
A brioche dough mixed with (clockwise): matcha/pea, black sesame, raisin & carrot/orange peel.
Delicious toasted, eaten plain.
It was a good day and I'm glad I made it back home before the rain.