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We usually follow the “don’t fill up on bread rule,” but the Belvedere’s delicious breadbasket makes it hard to resist. When you sit down at the country-club-like table inside the Peninsula Beverly Hills, your attentive server will bring by a basket, and with one whiff of the fresh bread, we guarantee you’ll be hooked as well. The basket is filled with a variety of tasty slices: olive bread, pumpernickel/zucchini bread, mini French baguettes and crispy Asiago cheese crackers. You also get small ramekins of plain butter and one of a flavored butter — we loved the tomato-basil butter. Try all of the bread — even if it’s just a bite of each; they’re delicious, especially with the creamy, flavored butter spread on top. During our last visit, we couldn’t resist the pumpernickel/ zucchini bread — light, moist and flavorful, it was good enough to be dessert.