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New to CTwith two questions: Where can I find Bananas Foster? Who has the best doughnut near New Haven?

gso Jun 14, 2007 01:11 PM


  1. OffTheBroiler Jun 18, 2007 05:11 PM

    Nobody makes Bananas Foster outside of New Orleans, and in reality, only 3 restaurants are known to make it even in that city the proper at table way -- Commander's Palace, Brennan's and Palace Cafe.

    1. Veggo Jun 18, 2007 01:26 PM

      When you discover Lucibello's Pastry Shop on Grand Ave. and try their cannolis and other treats, you will outgrow doughnuts.

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        gso Jun 19, 2007 06:08 AM

        Outgrow doughnuts????? You are talking to a southern girl who grew up in the birthplace town of Krispy Kreme. I am sure I will learn to love a cannoli but a hot, melting KK doughnut is hard to beat....

        1. re: gso
          Veggo Jun 19, 2007 07:33 AM

          Point taken, gso. I might have said you will soon enjoy a new dimension of good Italian that simply can't be found in the south. Check out the threads about Wooster Street pizza!

          1. re: Veggo
            gso Jun 19, 2007 11:36 AM

            I will and thanks!

      2. cheereeo Jun 18, 2007 01:13 PM

        I was thinking of this post this weekend when my husband and I went special to Carmen Anthony's in New Haven just for dessert. The waiter said they make Bananas Foster special. I'm sure it is extraordinary there. They have Five restaurants--they are all really good. For a special night, go there for dinner. We often go to another place for dinner and then pop in for their incredible desserts--white chocolate bread pudding is to die-for.

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        1. re: cheereeo
          gso Jun 19, 2007 06:05 AM

          Thank you! We have a 50th coming up and bananas foster is a favorite. I will find this place. Thanks for thinking of us!

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          MikeA Jun 15, 2007 08:00 AM

          Not too close to New Haven, but worth a drive, the doughnuts at Dottie's Diner (used to be Philips Diner) in Woodbury are the best.

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          1. re: MikeA
            Fairfield Foodie Jun 15, 2007 07:05 PM

            Bistro Bonne Nuit in New Canaan.

          2. k
            ktm Jun 14, 2007 06:31 PM

            You can make Bananas Foster at home sooo easily. It's my lazy dessert. Just melt some butter (4-5 tbsp.) in a saute pan, add the juice of an orange, a little grated orange rind, some brown sugar (3-4 tbsp.), stir it until the sugar is combined and it starts to bubble then add a couple of sliced bananas. Saute until the bananas are cooked and darken. That's it. It only takes 5 minutes. Serve it over ice cream. Oh, and you can add rum to flambe it if you want. Yummm.

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            1. re: ktm
              gso Jun 15, 2007 06:16 AM

              Thank you. It sounds wonderful. I am going to do it!

            2. cheereeo Jun 14, 2007 05:45 PM

              I love Julia's Bakery for their Kettle Donuts, located in Orange, CT, next to Christmas Tree Shop off I-95, Exit 41.

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