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nbermas Apr 4, 2007 11:04 AM

Where and what is there specialty? Anything chocolate?

  1. jonathankavner Apr 4, 2007 12:17 PM

    Reinwald's in Huntington just won an award for best new chocolate dessert. Also happens to be the best old school bakery in the area.

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      laylag Apr 4, 2007 12:27 PM

      What area are you asking about?

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        nbermas Apr 6, 2007 06:36 AM

        Westchester, Bronx??? Thanks

      2. chocolate chick Apr 6, 2007 08:27 AM

        Patisserie LuLu in Scarsdale is excellent. They have a fantastic german choc. cake that is unlike any other.

        La Tulipe in Mount Kisco is excellent. Maarten (the owner) is truely an artist. They have many chocolate items, each one richer than the next.

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          Striver Apr 6, 2007 01:06 PM

          Big second on Lulu's. Their After Midnight dark chocolate cake is incredible (in fact, anything they do with chocolate cakes, especially devil's food, is great), as is the German Chocolate. In fact, we haven't had anything from there we haven't really liked, including a superb lemon meringue tart we just served the other night and a delicious Coconut cake.

          La Renaissance, also in Scarsdale (and Larchmont, I think), has some nice French specialities; the best is their signature Renaissance cake - think layers of meringue, buttercream, almonds.

          Riviera Bakehouse in Ardsley does great decorating and makes very good cookies, but I haven't had any cake from there that compares to Lulu's.

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          wesfoodie Apr 6, 2007 01:28 PM

          Easy - Kneaded Bread in Port Chester. They have an amazing chocolate cake. Deep rich and moist cake with frosting that is all smooth butter and chocolate. I love the stuff. Also they have a crusty, yeasty chocolate bread that has large chunks of ganache studding a soft country loaf. I've never had anything else like it. Great, great all from scratch bakery. Its on North Main in P. Chester.

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            TheMiZzLe Apr 6, 2007 03:20 PM

            In the BX: Artuso's in Little Italy, or Zepperi and Sons in the Pelham Bay Section. both Old school Italian bakeries.
            In Rockland . The Rockland bakery, Its a must to visit at least once. You can pick your bread right off the belt from the ovens !!

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              laylag Apr 12, 2007 06:26 PM

              Ditto Kneaded Bread. I've never gotten anything there that wasn't phenomenal. Chocolate Brioche there is unreal.

            2. i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream Apr 13, 2007 02:58 AM

              there was a great thread on this a little bit ago...
              http://www.chowhound.com/topics/338238

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