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kauma Jun 10, 2009 10:40 AM

Hello, y'all!

This Sunday I'm visiting some friends who are orthodox Jews (Lubavitch), and I'd like to take a dessert. There are plenty of obvious choices, but I'd like to take something more, er, unorthodox. To what bakery should I go, and what dessert would you recommend?

Thank you!

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    RicRios Jun 10, 2009 11:02 AM

    Can you give an example of what you'd call "unorthodox" dessert?

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    1. re: RicRios
      kauma Jun 10, 2009 11:33 AM

      Thanks for your response.

      The most obvious choices might be rugelach or other cookies. I'm hopeful of finding something a bit more elegant and unexpected.

      Thanks again!

      1. re: kauma
        latindancer Jun 10, 2009 11:41 AM

        I'm a big fan of Godiva dark pretzels that come in a lovely gold can. They're dairy so they can be consumed any time of the day (not with meat of course).
        The rules about eating milk to dairy are different than from eating meat to dairy....several hours, depending on the home, must be waited to eat dairy after eating meat. Not with dairy.
        The OU-D symbol is clearly marked on the front so there's no question about treyf.
        I always have these on hand to take as a gift to those people I know who are observant and they love it.

        1. re: latindancer
          kauma Jun 10, 2009 11:48 AM

          What a marvelous idea! The father of the family is a major chocolate fiend, I know.

          Bless your heart - thank you!

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            latindancer Jun 10, 2009 12:32 PM

            You are welcome....

    2. Das Ubergeek Jun 10, 2009 11:21 AM

      Is it a flaishedikeh meal (i.e., meat) or a milchedikeh meal (i.e., dairy)?

      You might want to go to Eilat Bakery or Continental Bakery and ask what they have that's pareve (pah-re-veh, if you've never had to pronounce it)... that way you're safe either way. Usually when I've been a guest at dinner it's been flaishedik.

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek
        kauma Jun 10, 2009 11:44 AM

        I imagine it's going to be a meal mit Fleisch - it's a barbecue. ; )

        Eilat and Continental are good, of course, but I'm hopeful of finding something unexpected from somewhere a bit less familiar.

        Thank you!

        1. re: kauma
          Das Ubergeek Jun 10, 2009 01:18 PM

          Well, if it's flaishedik, don't bring a dairy dessert, because they won't be able to serve it. Unless you want to bring it as a gift for them to eat later in which case go for it.

          You might want to enquire whether the pretzels above are cholov Yisroel.

          1. re: Das Ubergeek
            kauma Jun 10, 2009 05:36 PM

            Thanks, DU! I'd never be so impolite as to ask my host to serve whatever it is I brought...bless you for the reminder.

            I'll check on the pretzels!

          2. re: kauma
            RicRios Jun 10, 2009 01:49 PM

            Try Delice Bakery on Pico: http://www.delicebakery.com/

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              ghozimoto Jun 10, 2009 03:55 PM

              Second Delice.

              1. re: ghozimoto
                kauma Jun 10, 2009 05:40 PM

                Delice seems to be in the lead - thank you!

              2. re: RicRios
                kauma Jun 10, 2009 05:37 PM

                An excellent idea...thank you!

          3. J.L. Jun 10, 2009 05:12 PM

            Try Eilat Bakery , NW corner of Bundy & Santa Monica Blvd.

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            1. re: J.L.
              kauma Jun 10, 2009 05:41 PM

              Thank you! I do love Eilat!

              1. re: kauma
                chuck Jun 10, 2009 06:07 PM

                I have had good things from Eilat but also one time I bought an eclair and it was pretty frozen in the middle. If you are in the Valley you can also go to Unique Bakery in Tarzana.

                1. re: chuck
                  kauma Jun 10, 2009 06:16 PM

                  One I don't know...thank you!

                  1. re: chuck
                    Golem Jun 11, 2009 12:54 PM

                    Unique is also totally pareve. No milk/dairy at all.

                    1. re: Golem
                      kauma Jun 11, 2009 01:04 PM

                      Excellent...thank you!

                      (And I so love your name - the Golem story fascinates me!)

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                        Das Ubergeek Jun 11, 2009 01:47 PM

                        It makes me think of the first few lines of the Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, Yiddishe-style ("der shir hashirim fun Mendl Pumshtok")... "Nu-zshe, kum-zshe, ikh un du, ven der ovnt shteit oif kegn dem himl vi a leimener golem oif Tisha Bov."

                        But the Unique recommendation is a good one. :)

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                2ndAvenue Jun 10, 2009 06:20 PM

                Third Delice if you're willing to spend. If not, go to Schwartz's and get the Caramel Crunch Cake.

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                1. re: 2ndAvenue
                  kauma Jun 10, 2009 07:54 PM

                  What a great idea...thank you!

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                  paprkutr Jun 10, 2009 08:00 PM

                  If these people are Lubavitcher's, you don't want to bring dairy,because they don't recognize OU Dairy. They only will eat OU cholov yisrael. Your best bet would be to get a pareve dessert. Delice is good, and I have had a good lemon tart from Schwartzes. Just make sure that it is not chocolate lined because it wasn't that great the one time we had the one with chocolate.

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                  1. re: paprkutr
                    kauma Jun 10, 2009 09:05 PM

                    From the shiksa to the mensch....thank you!

                    1. re: kauma
                      paprkutr Jun 11, 2009 09:54 PM

                      Your welcome, I hope you get something that they like.

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                    RicRios Jun 12, 2009 08:28 AM


                    [ Translation: So where did you go? What did you get? Did they like it? Did you like it? ]

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                    1. re: RicRios
                      Das Ubergeek Jun 12, 2009 10:25 AM

                      Nu, nu...

                      1. re: Das Ubergeek
                        kauma Jun 12, 2009 11:17 PM

                        Nus at eleven!

                      2. re: RicRios
                        kauma Jun 12, 2009 11:15 PM

                        "Nu" is usually proceeded by "so"...no? ; )

                        I haven't gone yet...the barbecue isn't until Sunday.

                        Nus to follow!

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                          kauma Jun 15, 2009 06:32 PM

                          No nus at all - sorry to say. I don't know if the barbecue happened...

                          Thank you all so very much, though - I'll keep your recommendations in mind!

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