Best Bites: Sara Casarrubias' Artisanal Bread

December 21 2009, 9:20 AM
The James Beard quote "...good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts" comes to mind when tasting one of Sara Casarrubias' artisanal loaves. The talented baker, who is a co-owner of Trattoria on Pearl, uses a family recipe to turn out ciabatta-like loaves with a rustic, chewy crust and a soft, slightly tangy interior. Find the bread at the restaurant or at Black Cat, where it fills the bread baskets. Or, stop by Oliv You & Me for fresh loaves of white or wheat. Better yet, eat a slice---one that's cut thick, toasted, and topped with slices of fresh Parmigiana Reggiano and a drizzle of Israeli olive oil---right there in the shop. Trattoria on Pearl: 1430 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-544-0008 Black Cat: 1964  13th St., Boulder, 303-444-9110 Oliv You & Me: 2043 Broadway, Boulder, 303-444-1118