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PARIS PASTRY on Westwood Blvd..anything good?

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cupcake Apr 30, 2007 07:10 PM

I drive by it all the time, but for some reason, have never felt compelled to stop in. Can I get the lowdown from you fine people? Thanks in advance. : )

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  1. tony michaels RE: cupcake Apr 30, 2007 07:37 PM

    Probably best known for their Grand Marnier cake. Been there forever. Have not been in quite a few years so other than the cake I really don't feel like I can recommend anything else to you. Go to Amandine on Wilshire just a block west of Bundy for great pastries.

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      Ndelible RE: tony michaels Apr 30, 2007 07:46 PM

      Someone brought a cake from there not too long ago and it was very good; used to get cakes there 20 years ago. Guess they're still going strong.

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        nosh RE: Ndelible Apr 30, 2007 08:26 PM

        I had a good croissant along with very friendly service there some months back. But then I tried the croissant at Amandine, which blew them away.

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      bulavinaka RE: cupcake Apr 30, 2007 09:59 PM

      My experiences have been similar - never tried the Grand Marnier cake (sounds great) but I used to go occasionally back in the 80s when they were one of few "great" bakeries in the Westside. Never had a bad baked good there...

      I agree with the other posters about Amandine - they serve amazing pastries. And to the east is Clementine which has a reputation of having great everything. I've only been there a few times, but all in all, I have been very satisfied with their food.

      I would give Paris a try if you drive by that often. My guess would be that they still are very good. It's just that the number of extremely good alternatives are much higher now.

      Amandine Patisserie
      12225 Wilshire Blvd
      LA, CA 90025
      310-979-3211

      http://clementineonline.com/

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        yehfromthebay RE: bulavinaka May 1, 2007 06:14 AM

        I moved back to the Bay Area about 2 years ago and I still miss Amandine's almond croissants. Haven't found anything that tasty up here.

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          bulavinaka RE: yehfromthebay May 1, 2007 08:53 PM

          Isn't there a heaven-sent place for baked goods in the Bay area called, Tartine? SFOers rave about this place like no other... but I concur about their almond croissants, in fact, all of their croissants and pastries that I've tried... no equal.

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        dtud RE: cupcake May 1, 2007 06:06 AM

        I used to always get my birthday cakes here. My two favorites were the chocolate cake with chocolate whipped cream frosting and chocolate shavings (I'm sure this has a name - but I don't know what it is). The cake was just like milk chocolate - rich and creamy. delicious. My other favorite was traditional white cake with strawberries and whipped cream frosting. Really fantastic! I haven't had any of the other itmes - but the cakes are really good and reasonably priced.

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