Out with the bread basket – in with the bread course.

That’s right – restaurants from the Michelin star anointed ones to everyday restaurants are adding bread courses to their menus.

And why not – bread is considered the closest thing to the perfect food.

Who does not like that fabulous taste of fresh bread with just a dab of unsweetened butter?

Can it get any better than that?

The answer is yes – restauranteurs are offering the bread course as a part of their dinner menu.

In their endeavours they are reaching deep, offering bread that is different, comes from all over world and is served with a vast array of condiments and accompaniments.

And cheap it isn’t – courses can go anywhere from $12 to $24, depending on where in the world you are dining out

Here are some samples of what bread courses look like all over the world.