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Apr 27, 2009 09:57 AM

Biscuit Tortoni in Seattle area?

Two nights ago at a dinner at Lombardi's I asked about Biscuit (Bisc) Tortoni and they didn't have it. I have asked in a few Italian restaurants without success. In my early years, 1950s, it was available in all Italian restaurants in New York City and northern New Jersey (or at least it seemed so to a kid). It is addictive. The Wikipedia description - - doesn't describe it as I recalled it: Not a classic biscuit but a custardy ice cream served in a cup of paper like the ones that sometimes came with bottled water dispensers. It was just a bite or two, but OMG!

Does anyone know of any restaurant (or private home - I'm getting desperate) were I can get this?

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  1. Sort of light and mousse-like but frozen and soft? Mom used to make that so the recipe is probably in one of Marcella Hazan's books, check the Classic Italian Cookbook first and move on from there. I think it's pretty easy, maybe some whipped cream with soft meringue folded in?

    Otherwise, Gelatiamo might be a place to look. Biscuit tortoni is not listed on their website, but maybe???

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    1. re: babette feasts

      Thank you for your reply. I have sent them an email today, but whether or not they have it I am very happy to find this place. My wife and I don't get around a lot but when we do go downtown this is going to be a stop.