Tasty bread that I will no longer eat because it has become the latest "in" food item. It is the new "sundried tomatoes." Very soon there will not be anything that you cannot get on ciabatta bread. People enjoy using and ordering ciabatta so that they can feel gastronomically cultured. Just like when someone talks about cooking with shallots, but cannot describe them. Means "slipper" in Italian.
"It is sooooo great that 7-11 has ciabatta bread sandwiches now. Oh, thank heaven!"