Written by: Nick Houser
Date: June 2, 2017
Fresh baked goods and flowers on the table make just about any meal more comforting and nourishing for both body and soul.
Tricia Wheeler and Sarah Lagrotteria have created a spot that combines these elements — Flowers & Bread, at 3870 N. High St. in Clintonville.
The business partners brought on cookbook author and teacher Sarah Black, who will produce great breads — focaccia, buns and scones, to name a few — and offer classes on breadmaking.
Several whole loaves of Black’s bread are for sale. Try the whole wheat and amaranth, and take some home to toast and pair with morning coffee.
Black works with Upper Arlington native Brooke Petty, who also teaches cooking classes. Formerly with Lindey’s, Petty creates wonderful sandwiches on small baguettes big enough to share.
The turkey with brie and bacon jam ($9) provided great flavors and a good crunch to the bread. A grilled vegetable ($8) and a smoked salmon sandwich ($9) round out the menu.
Follow with a sour-cherry bun or a lemon–lavender scone and some fresh-brewed coffee, and you’ll recall why you never fully abandon carbs. Don’t forget the homemade butter and jams for takeout — to remind you to return.
As spring blooms, enjoy the outdoor seating among the plantings in a garden setting or upstairs on the open-air patio.
Flowers & Bread offers banquet facilities upstairs for private functions for up to 24, with food prepared by Petty.
Wheeler and Lagrotteria have carved a charming establishment from a former residence, rivaling Wheeler’s original venture, The Seasoned Farmhouse cooking school, just a few blocks south on High Street.
All in all Flowers & Bread is a pleasant place to spend a morning or afternoon with wonderful food in a lovely setting.
Flowers & Bread
3870 N. High St., Clintonville
Tuesday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.