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Jun 26, 2007 09:12 PM

Bilboquet expansion

I didn't think much when I noticed that Bilboquet had opened a location in Westmount.

But . . . I am disheartened to have noticed that they have rented a warehouse space in Parc Extension, where they probably make the ice cream these days.

Anyone know where they used to make it? I wonder if quality will slip as quantity soars . . .

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  1. it's been there for ages and bilboquet is overrated

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    1. re: celfie

      Does anyone else make tire d'erable ice cream?

      For that alone one cannot overrate Bilboquet.

      Howevere once that season is past. Havre de Glace may be their equal.

      1. re: VivreManger

        I've not run across any maple taffy ice cream other than Bilboquet's. Strange there aren't any (or more) emulators. Have heard that Bilboquet now makes it year-round, though I can't confirm because I've not returned since Havre aux glaces opened. IMHO, Havre aux glaces isn't their equal; it leaves them eating its dust. ;)

        1. re: carswell

          I agree - Havre aux glace is definately more refined in terms of flavours and the product seems to be of much better quality as well. Bilboquet tends to be a bit too sweet and in recent years has taken on a more "commercial" flavour

    2. It makes sense that they make it in a warehouse - they are distributed everywhere, not just in their own retail locations. The quality is good, but the smaller shops like Sinis, Havre aux glaces, etc. are better and often the same price, without the ridiculous line-ups.

      1. I thought I heard that they use their own milk, to make their ice creams.

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        1. re: BLM

          Or should I say their own cream for the ice creams.