Not 24-hours after Holeman & Finch Bread Company opened their doors to the general public do we have some even bigger news. Rob Alexander, the wunderkind head baker at H+F, has moved to Alon’s Bakery, another titan of ATL’s bread scene.
Even if you don’t know Alexander by name (cough … Tami …), you certainly know his work. HFBC provides bread to many area restaurants. Alexander has plenty of bread certifications, cut his teeth in France, slung flour with Thomas Keller, and has done great work wherever he’s gone. Dude is for real.
While I have your attention, this seems like an opportune time to mention the post on Alexander written by the better half of Ambiguously Foodie Duo over on Eat It Atlanta. That’s one of the best food articles to come out of Atlanta’s writing culture, so give it a read if you haven’t.
Meanwhile, mark my words: this is the most notable movement in the Atlanta restaurant scene in at least the last year … if not longer. On a more practical note, this isn’t like a new chef showing up at a new restaurant, so noticeable changes will probably take a little bit to come to fruition.
* Props to the Eat It for his twitter creativity for the post title.