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Bread pudding in LA?

lilomischa Nov 4, 2007 10:39 PM

Does anyone know where I can find a great bread pudding in LA?

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    skoop323 RE: lilomischa Nov 4, 2007 10:44 PM

    portos bakery in glendale very good

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      Steto RE: skoop323 Nov 18, 2007 07:34 PM

      Thank you chowhound and skoop323! I typed in "bread pudding L.A.", read your post, and fifteen minutes later I was eating the awesome Brioche Pudding at Cafe Des Artistes--many thanks!!

    2. wutzizname RE: lilomischa Nov 5, 2007 12:50 AM

      Cafe des Artistes.

      It's Brioche Pudding, and it's outstanding.

      Cafe Des Artistes
      1534 N. McCadden Pl., Hollywood, CA 90028

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        CinnamonKitten RE: lilomischa Nov 5, 2007 03:40 AM

        Nat's Early Bite in Van Nuys has a nice and custard-like bread pudding. We love it topped with their homemade strawberry jam and whipped cream.

        1. techbod RE: lilomischa Nov 5, 2007 07:45 AM

          Urth Caffe - Cinnamon Raisin. It's muffin style, eggy, and delicious!

          1. mnosyne RE: lilomischa Nov 5, 2007 07:55 AM

            The Nook has superb chocolate banana maple bread pudding!

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              sweetTooth RE: mnosyne Nov 13, 2007 04:13 PM

              I had one at Nook more than a year ago that wasn't chocolate but it was good! A good chocolate one was found at Axe on Abbot Kinney. Oh my! Very chocolatey and served in a pool of cream. Definitely something to share.

            2. Servorg RE: lilomischa Nov 5, 2007 08:15 AM

              If one is in the mood for a little upscale bread pudding then the version at Josie Restaurant in Santa Monica is really wonderful. I would term it a hybrid pudding / souffle (pu-ffle?) almost, but delicious no doubt. Chocolate bread pudding with whipped cream, vanilla bean ice cream and chocolate sauce.

              1. thegingerbreadgirl RE: lilomischa Nov 5, 2007 11:43 AM

                There is a little Italian restaurant in Burbank called Prosecco that makes bread pudding with panettone - it's light and delectable.

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                  Diana RE: lilomischa Nov 5, 2007 11:54 AM

                  Angeli Caffe has a good chocolate bread pudding

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                    trolley RE: Diana Nov 5, 2007 08:14 PM

                    i was not a big fan of bread pudding until my waiter at angeli caffe made me have one. he promised that if i didn't like it he would take it off my bill. sure enough that big fat slice of heaven ended up on my bill. it's perfectly moist, with just enough chewy and fluffiness if that makes any sense. it's served warm with chocolate syrup. it's almost good enough to get me out of the house right now and drive all the way to hollywood just to eat one!

                  2. orythedog RE: lilomischa Nov 5, 2007 12:04 PM

                    May I suggest a trip to Europane Bakery in Pasadena. If you are feeling adventurous enough to make it yourself, then let me be the first to direct you to the MOTHER OF ALL BREAD PUDDING recipies @ http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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                      choysauce RE: lilomischa Nov 5, 2007 03:28 PM

                      I love the one at Hungry Cat because they carmelize the top (a la creme brulee) and there's plenty of chocolate to go around.

                      Nook comes in at a very close second.

                      1. ipsedixit RE: lilomischa Nov 5, 2007 03:44 PM

                        Smitty's in Pasadena.


                        1. avivale RE: lilomischa Nov 13, 2007 10:58 AM

                          1. Pat's Restaurant (9233 W. Pico Blvd.). Their chocolate chip bread pudding is the one that got me hooked on bread pudding to begin with.
                          2. Union Cattle Company (I went to the one in Pasadena). They make one with a Jack Daniel's whiskey sauce that is fabulous!

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                            Food622 RE: lilomischa Nov 13, 2007 12:38 PM

                            Milk has the best chocolate chip bread pudding. My husband and I are addicted!

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                              Food Good RE: lilomischa Nov 13, 2007 02:50 PM

                              So many types of bread puddings so little time...

                              Excellent bread pudding with a berry compote soaked in fruit juices at Susina. Yum! Feels like you are eating healthy and naughty at same time.

                              With creme brulee base and chocolate at Basix. Just decadent.

                              With caramel and bourbon (or whiskey?) at Sonora Cafe.

                              With creme anglaise at Kate Mantilini's inconsistent but pretty good.

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                                Veggietales RE: Food Good Nov 13, 2007 04:29 PM

                                The Sonora Cafe's is my favorite...texture (besides taste) of their bread pudding is spot on... extra bourbon vanilla sauce for me.

                                Oy, now I feel anything I eat tonight will not satisfy me.

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                                recovering_vegetarian RE: lilomischa Nov 13, 2007 05:12 PM

                                If you want a really decadent version, try the chocolate croissant bread pudding topped with caramel ice cream at chaya brasserie. it is absolutely incredible.

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