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Mar 31, 2007 03:25 PM

OMG the best ice cream i've tasted in years Delicieuse

in redondo beach.
they are only open 3 days a week with very limited hours.
i practically levitated when i tasted the caramel salt flavor, their coffee flavor (which actually tastes like excellent coffee rather than vanilla with a coffee color added), and the very best : deeply-flavored chocolate ice cream.

i understand that surfas sells some of their flavors, but i don't know how well the stuff would do with the additional travel/time in the freezer.

2503 artesia blvd.
redondo beach 90278

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  1. do you happen to know the days and times it is open? sounds great!!

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    1. Has anyone had the food there? (How would this be for dinner, is what I'm wondering.)

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      1. re: Cinnamon

        I recently went there with a few of my friends to try out the famed French ice cream. I live in the area so we though we’d try out the food during lunch too. All their dishes come with a salad in the beginning and a scoop of any of their ice creams at the end. Their ice cream was tasty, but their food was sub par. Cold, bland and generally bad food was the overall consensus. The meal was expensive and quite a disappointment, but I do admit that I enjoyed their salad which was fresh and had a zesty dressing on top very much.

        1. re: mstinawu

          I'd have to respectully disagree with mstinawu. Considering you get a three course meal for less than $15, it's not fine dining, but it's good food. The salad was refreshing first. I remember the lemony notes of the vinagrette. Then, the croque monsieur and poulet Basquaise dishes were nice (certainly not cold and bland). After the main course, you get a scoop of ice cream; whatever is in the case. My friend andd I tasted nearly every one before making our decision for caramel sel and chocolate millionaire. We brought home pints of peanut butter, the mixed berry sorbet and coffee flavors. The cafe is open for dinner on Friday, and lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. The owner says that the limited cafe hours are the only way she can focus on producing her ice cream (including developing new flavors) the rest of the week. It's a family operation.

      2. YuM! Now I want to go and try the peanut butter ice cream. Maybe I will go tomorrow :)

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        1. re: Tari

          they don't have all the flavors all the time.
          what they do have, though, is incredible imho

        2. The South Bay, considered out of range for many LA foodies, is slowly but surely being recognized for some great stuff - so glad to see another great South Bay rec... Pairing Delicieuse with Chantilly makes for a formidable combo. That coffee ice cream sounds devine...

          1. Whole Foods carries their stuff. I really like the maple goat milk ice cream, although it's very expensive. The owners are a Filipino family who learned their ice cream making technique from, supposedly, one of the finest French ice cream or dessert chefs. Forgot his name already. They flew him out here; they purchased their equipment from Italy.

            I like the stuff, mostly because it's goat's milk. But, I can't say driving down to Redondo is cheaper than flying to Paris for the most amazing ice cream ever. I would put them in the same category as Gelato Paradisio in Newport. But, still, for (cow's milk) ice cream I much prefer Graeter's ice cream from Ohio, which you can have Fed Ex'ed.

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            1. re: Frank_Santa_Monica

              While Berthillion in Paris certainly makes outstanding ice cream, the best I've found anywhere, including Florence, Rome and Vienna, is Graeter's French Pot Ice Cream in Cincinnati, believe it or not. Check out their website for dry-ice shipments. Yum!

              1. re: Frank_Santa_Monica

                I second Greaters...I have had it shipped all over the country to prove that it is the best out there (which it is)

                1. re: eberhard49

                  A friend in Florida had 6 pints of Graeter's shipped to me. It's fabulous, but is it better than Ciao Bella which I also love?

                2. re: Frank_Santa_Monica

                  if you like goat's milk ice cream you should try la-loo's. whole foods carries it. amazing stuff. the black mission fig is unbelievable.