Orly was driven to develop a gluten free baking product that didn’t compromise on taste because of her food-centric husband living with celiac disease. Originally from New Jersey and a graduate of NYU, Orly and her husband were living in Paris when Orly took an apprenticeship at Parisian pastry shop. The initial motivation was hoping to learn some of the classics so she could re-create them for her husband…. minus the gluten. But it was there she discovered her passion for baking, and Orly went on to receive her formal patisserie training from the Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute in Sydney, Australia. Orly pursued an independent study on gluten-free baking and worked closely with the school’s head pastry chef to figure out how different flour blends work for different products. After several years of research, Orly was able to decipher how to create delicious tasting baked goods, breads, and pastries using ancient grains, rather than traditional flour. Orly also created a line of popular specialty gluten-free flour blends called Blends By Orly.
After living and traveling all around the world, Orly has accumulated a tremendous amount of baking skills as well as knowledge of culinary delights from several different cities. The dishes on the Modern Bread & Bagel menu are inspired by some of her and her husband’s favorite foods from around the world.
About Modern Bread and Bagel: At Modern Bread and Bagel, brunch is not just for the weekend. Cold Smoked, House Cured, and Citrus Poached Salmon as well as a variety of unique cream cheeses complement the kettle boiled Ancient Grain Bagels. The all-day menu features creative egg dishes inspired by Orly’s favorite cafes in Sydney and Tel Aviv with dishes ranging from Red or Green Shakshuka to Corn & Goat Cheese Fritters with Eggs and Chili Jam. The restaurant does as much as they can in-house, squeezing their own juice, blending their own teas, churning their own butter, and even making their own cereal! Breads include a Goat Cheese & Onion Focaccia, a Lentil Pugliese, and a Seeded Multigrain that can be topped with smashed avo, labneh, homemade hummus and more. Full-time baristas craft a variety of tea lattes and espresso drinks with coffee from Australian owned Grumpy Roasters in Brooklyn. The pastries are also made on site and serve as the foundation for yummy dine-in dishes like the Cinnamon Babka French Toast topped with Caramelized Apples.
Modern Bread & Bagel is located at 472 Columbus Ave New York, NY 10024. Open SUN-FRI 7AM-4PM (Closed Saturdays). 646-775-2985. More information can be found here: https://www.modernbreadandbagel.com/
At night, Modern Bread & Bagel turns over into a delicious Mediterannen restaurant called Arba. More about Arba can be found here: https://www.arbarestaurant.com/