Update: Summer is over and the bakery is now open six days per week, closed on Sundays. Pastry classes are over until next summer,as well
This week the summer hours for Pan D'Les kick in. That means that on Tuesdays, the bakery will not be open to the public.
New hours are from 8 am to 2 pm on Monday and Wednesday through Saturday. Always closed on Sundays and now on Tuesdays as well.
I'll be taking advantage of this pause in production to offer a pastry workshop. Every Tuesday from now until the last Tuesday in July. Come participate as we prepare a brunch menu that includes Lemon Souffle pancakes, hibiscus flower syrup, chicken apple sausage and gourmet biscuits. We'll sit down and enjoy our creations and best of all, someone else will clean up after us!
During the class, we will have time to troubleshoot your recipes that you're struggling with. Oh, and the June classes will be conducted in Spanish, to the best of my ability. The English language class begins in July. The fee is 200 pesos.
For some reason the bakery is very hard to find. Sorry about that and let me try again to help you find the place. We all know I'm in La Paz in Mexico and most everyone knows I'm in the downtown area. Unfortunately street signs are missing from most intersections and the driving habits of others make sightseeing while in a moving vehicle almost impossible. As a matter of fact, I see near-misses all the time as people come to the top of the hill and try to cross Madero street or make a left turn onto Ocampo from the right lane. And when school is about to let out, forget it.
Sorry, I was stuck in traffic for a second. So. Landmarks: I am on Madero street between Sr. Sushi and FFYY Choy chinese restaurant. I am directly across the street from a hand car wash and there is a private school across the street that takes up almost the entire block. From the malecon, Ocampo street is where the National Car rental agency is. There is a short block then Ocampo slopes upward. On the left there is a convenience store called Chiflon and across the street is Tequilas bar. As you proceed up the hill, on the left is the Perico Marinero.
If you come to Buffalitos grill, you have gone past me. My bakery has a yellow and white striped skirt around the corrugated metal patio cover spanning the sidewalk. Printed on the skirt are the words Panaderia and Bakery. The windows have latticework metal bars on the window. They are green. The top of the windows with the green bars have a yellow and white striped valence upon which are written Pan Natural, choux, brownies, granola. Sometimes there is a white resin chair outside.
Beginning at the corner, from north to south, you will see sr. Sushi, then a parking lot. A private home. A business with polyurethaned flagstone and silver bars. At the moment it is for rent. Then a driveway, a store called Sunset, another private home with a fenced front yard, then the dentist, then me, then the chinese restaurant.
Sign up for a class if you have three hours. We'll have fun!
- The Bread Guy
- La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
- Before gaining control of my life, I created pastries for some cool places in California: San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Brix Restaurant in Napa and The Lodge in Sonoma. Now I am the chef/owner of Pan D' Les bakery in La Paz. My personal favorite is the Multigrano loaf, full of crunchy seeds and a nice chewy crust.