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Chocolate Mousse - to go - where in LA?

Maxmillion Apr 15, 2008 02:20 PM

Okay, I did a search and I noticed someone recently posed this query for the Westside.

But I am based in Studio City...

I am looking for a super fantastic chocolate mousse -- single serving -- preferably from a bakery rather than at a restaurant, but I am open to all recs.

Anywhere from mid-East Valley to WeHo to Bev Hills -- anywhere within a moderate radius, but forget the Westside unless you deem it worth the trip (!)

I'm talking rich, fluffy, decadent chocolate mousse rather than chocolate mousse layer cake... The kind I had in Paris & Cannes...

Please help to make my birthday memorable!!

thanx 'houndz

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    broncosaurus Apr 15, 2008 07:41 PM

    Maison du Pan on Pico, but they never seem to have it any more when I go there. They do a lot of things on the whim of the head baker.

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      jacinthe Apr 15, 2008 10:24 PM

      Sort of in between your request for a chocolate mousse itself and a chocolate mousse layer cake is the dirt cake at Vanilla Bake Shop, which is unfortunately out of your requested radius. Per the description on their website:

      "Each jar of Dirt Cake is layered with bittersweet Callebaut chocolate mousse,
      crushed dark chocolate crumbles and sweetened fresh whip cream blended
      with crushed Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans."

      For my birthday last year, my friend brought me the most darling assortment of mini cupcakes and dessert shots from Vanilla Bake Shop, and one of the shots was the dirt cake. It was excellent - not too much of the cake part - picture of the utter cuteness attached. Sorry it doesn't precisely fit your request, but it was the closest thing of which I could think.

       
      1. Tom P Apr 15, 2008 11:19 PM

        It's not really a special birthday kind of place, but BOWERY, on Sunset just east of Vine, right next to MAGNOLIA, has the best chocolate Mousse I have had in LA. It is incredible.

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          Maxmillion Apr 16, 2008 12:03 PM

          ooh -- this is a useful rec as we will be going to the Arclight tonight (Sarah Marshall preview)

          thank you

          1. re: Maxmillion
            Tom P Apr 16, 2008 07:31 PM

            Very cool! Let me know what you think. I like the food there quite a bit. One of the best Caesars in town as well.

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              Maxmillion Apr 17, 2008 11:50 AM

              actually, we went to Hatfields! About to post a rave review.

        2. 420 Reasons to eat Apr 16, 2008 10:08 AM

          You can try a "Mini Mouse" @ Le Pain Quotidien there is one in Studio City.
          It is Chocolate mousse, W/ a small layer of White Chocolate, Covered with Chocolate. They also have a Large Chocolate mousse, that is only chocolate.

          Good Luck

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          1. re: 420 Reasons to eat
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            Diana Apr 16, 2008 10:58 AM

            Heck either one of the big ones or a bunch of the little ones sounds good.

            1. re: 420 Reasons to eat
              Maxmillion Apr 16, 2008 12:02 PM

              thanks -- I forgot about trying here (I just usually think of them for organic baguettes and croissants on Sundays)

              I think I'm sorted. I also thought Portos might have choc mousse.....they've got virtually everything else.

              1. re: Maxmillion
                420 Reasons to eat Apr 16, 2008 06:30 PM

                I love Porto's Tres Leche......But by time I cave in and decide I'll make the drive it's past 7:30.

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              sokoloff Apr 17, 2008 06:56 PM

              Check out La Mousse in Los Angeles they sell to restaurants all over.
              http://lamoussedesserts.com/

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              1. re: sokoloff
                Maxmillion Apr 18, 2008 11:26 AM

                ^ while it's useful to learn about this company, it doesn't serve my immediate purposes whatsoever.

                I really just want *one* individual serve of chocolate mousse.

                Just a simple birthday treat for me.

                The minimum you can have shipped to you from that co are nine individual servings...

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                mungus Apr 19, 2008 06:18 PM

                I asked about the westside mousse. Just fyi, if you ever happen to find yourself on this side of town, I did find mousse at Jamaica's Cakes on Pico near Gateway.

                1. love2eat Apr 19, 2008 06:53 PM

                  I'll second the Bowery. An ultra-rich mousse. Best in LA.

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