Hidden gems of Hartford and Tolland counties
AVON, CT – The final trip to a hidden gem takes us to an elegant bakery in Avon whose creations are as unique as the owners.
Welcome to BouNom Boulangerie.
BouNom is tucked away in the lower level of 136 Simsbury Road. It is the creation of two sisters who love to travel the world and, from these trips, have brought together “the best of French-inspired pastry”.
And they come from different backgrounds.
Chan Graham is the executive chef and co-owner of BouNom. She is a classically trained chef with a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts and an MBA in Finance and Marketing. Chef Chan woke up before sunrise each day to prepare BouNom’s baked goods, which are all made from scratch, by hand, and are baked and sold daily. Chef Chan also creates each of the flavors of BouNom’s specialty drinks from fresh fruits, flowers and other natural ingredients.
BouNom’s host, Khamla Vorasane, was the Underwriters Director for Kidnappings and Ransoms for Lloyd’s Syndicate 5000. Prior to moving to Connecticut, she lived in New York and London as an executive for K&R Insurance and a senior consultant for an independent and global consulting firm specializing in political risks. , integrity and security risk.
BouNom’s list of delicacies is long, but the house specialties, says Vorsane, are croissants.
And these …
And this one …
Oh yeah … the macaroons are pretty good too.
Always check the menu and go to the bakery early if you fancy some flavor. Sometimes the most popular items sell.
For a complete menu and the times indicated for BouNom, see the bakery Facebook page.
The Hidden Gems series features secluded mom and pop restaurants, small specialty stores you might never have heard of, little-known historical landmarks, or beautiful natural sights that may be a bit off the beaten track. , all located in Hartford and Tolland Counties. Do you have a favorite “hidden gem” in the region that you want to be featured in this column? Email your ideas to [email protected]
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