Stoney’s Bread Company: Smoked Salmon to Write Home About
I’ve heard endless stories about Stoney’s Bread Company. They were even featured on the Food Network Canada show, You Gotta Eat Here. The menu actually looks pretty unassuming, no obvious stand-out items or quirky ingredients. But I heard the thing to order is the smoked salmon pizza. Unfortunately, they don’t have it on the menu any more. There’s still a smoked salmon sandwich though. Growing up in British Columbia, I am very picky about smoked salmon.
Stoney’s was packed when we arrived and it was a weekday. It’s run like a deli, you line up to order at the counter and they give you a table number after you order. We had to split up to find a table, it was so crowded.
Just like the quaint little village where Stoney’s is located, the restaurant gives off a charming, small-town feel, in a good way, like a less cheesy episode of Gilmore Girls. Before you ask about the restaurant’s name, no, they don’t actually make all their own bread. There is one bread that they bake in-house but the rest of the breads on the menu are bought from local suppliers.
The smoked salmon sandwich truly lived up to what I was expecting (homemade bread or not). The silky smooth salmon lox was delicious: fresh, soft and extremely tasty. It really made the sandwich.
We also ordered the Regina pizza, it was topped with figs, caramelized onions, mozzarella and my two favourite ingredients: prosciutto and gorgonzola.
I’ve never had figs on a pizza. Turns out, they’re quite amazing, holding their shape and adding intense burst of juicy sweetness onto each slice of pizza. The gorgonzola also gave the pie a musky kick only to be cut by ribbons of intensely salty and delicious prosciutto. I loved this pizza almost as much as I loved that incredible smoked salmon sandwich.
We meant to visit for dinner as well, but we had a big group and figured that we’d never get a table. I’ll have to drop by again soon for my smoked salmon fix.