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Ice Cream at Manuel Latruwe

misscheeks Oct 31, 2006 04:27 PM

Besides their ham/cheese croissants (which are really like a croque monsier because of the bechamel/gruyere slathered all over) I now have a new reason to go there after trying their ice cream this weeknd.
I find it hard to buy a good pistachio ice cream, and theirs is amazing. I love this place!

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    yen RE: misscheeks Oct 31, 2006 04:43 PM

    4 other reasons to love ML:

    1. Blue Cheese Bread. Even non-blue cheese fans love it.
    2. Croissants
    3. Hot Chocolate - melted Callebaut choc... not too sweet, real chocolate. Mmmmmm.
    4. Walnut Pecan bread - toasted with butter, it's good enough to get you (read me) out of the dog house once in a while :)

    But the ice cream is really good.

    1. John Manzo RE: misscheeks Oct 31, 2006 07:20 PM

      I agree on all points Yen except for the blue cheese bread- I love blue cheese, but in bread it just tastes like moldy bread. IMHO.

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        yen RE: John Manzo Oct 31, 2006 07:45 PM

        John! Have you tried their blue cheese bread? Moldy bread? Im devastated! :)

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          John Manzo RE: yen Nov 1, 2006 12:58 AM

          Of course I've tried it- and I hated it. It tasted like moldy bread.

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            yen RE: John Manzo Nov 1, 2006 02:16 AM

            Bah. No accounting for some people's taste :P

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        Gobstopper RE: misscheeks Oct 31, 2006 10:37 PM

        I walk down from Renfrew to have coffee and a croissant there whenever I want to feel better about the world. Though I am a big fan of Ladybug, I feel Latruwe might have the edge.

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          GordMM06 RE: Gobstopper Feb 5, 2007 02:23 PM

          Just curious about Ladybug, didn't the owner of Ladybug used to work at ML? I recall seeing her there before Ladybug opened. I'm a fan of ML as well although the prices have creeped up lately. Oh, try the stratciacella (sp?) ice cream, it's excellent.

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            Beks RE: GordMM06 Feb 5, 2007 02:25 PM

            She did work at ML, I heard there was some bad blood when she left too.

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              alex8alot RE: Beks Feb 6, 2007 09:06 PM

              well yes, haven't you noticed that her ham and cheese croissants look identical? NOt to mention some other things. I know many people who refuse to frequent her stall on principle and out of loyalty to ML. In any case, ML needn't worry, their quality is still superior.

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                GordMM06 RE: alex8alot Feb 7, 2007 02:08 PM

                I actually asked her once if she had worked at ML (just to make conversation) and she got a little snarky. So no more visits to her booth. And the ML products do taste better.

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          JWh RE: misscheeks Feb 6, 2007 04:15 PM

          Where is Manuel Latruwe ?

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            yen RE: JWh Feb 6, 2007 06:29 PM

            Next to Bernard Callebaut headquarters, on MacLeod SE between 13th Avenue and 14th Avenue.

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            JWh RE: misscheeks Feb 7, 2007 04:31 PM

            Of course!!
            I know exactly where it is.

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