patisserie 46 - Minneapolis
Any thoughts on this new place? I thought the almond croissant was very good - better than Turtle. Oddly, the regular croissant was only so-so? Do they use real butter? Bread was good - nice crust. Coffee was OK, not great. Where are the usual suspects, such as Napoleons - eclairs, tarts etc... Patrick's has a much better selection. Just my quick thoughts. Please add your detailed comments on the other items they offer. Great staff, store and seating, BTW.
I stopped in the other day and got a variety of cookies, a couple of tarts, and some sort of coconut thing.
I got the lemon tart for my mom and the chocolate tart for my dad and they both thought they were outstanding.
I thought the cookies were all fabulous. I got two of about 4 different varieties and my friend and I loved them all. They were out of the sea salt caramel macarons which I was most excited to try (I was there on Friday at 5:30 pm so as I expected, they were out of a few things). My favorite cookie was a butter shortbread thing...I'm sorry I can't remember the name, but it was delicious. Melt in my mouth good.
I'm also sorry I don't recall what the coconut thing was called. It looked like a snoball, but I should have asked what it was before I purchased it. It was some sort of apricot jell thing in the middle. I didn't care for it, but I don't really like apricot that well so I would say it's my fault for not asking what it was before I ordered it.
I can't wait to go back in the morning and get pastries for the office. It seems like they are doing a steady business and everyone I've talked to so far has loved it.
I too am disappointed that with a name like 'Patisserie...' they aren't having much traditional French pastry. I love a good napoleon, eclair, etc . Why mess with it if it ain't broken? So, I haven't been there yet.....I did read that they had a strange version of an eclair that didn't sound very appetizing. I love Patrick's napoleons with the strawberries on them.
just tried a chocolate chip cookie, chocolate macaron, croissant and the chocolate eclair thing.
all in all...meh. the cookie was pretty good, the macaron sucked, the croissant was average and the eclair was...Idk...
Ill stick to Rustica.
We went in for breakfast Sunday. The quiche was excellent- one of the best I've had in the cities, very light and fluffy. I also had a little round bread thing (i don't know what it was called) with sliced almonds and powdered sugar on top. I could have one every day, it was so delicious (plus warm, having come right out of the oven). I love seeing that corner so bustling on a Sunday, with people at Ena and Kings also. Anyway, I really liked it.
I went this past weekend and recommend the quiche, the coco (confection resembling a Hostess Snoball), and the pistachio mousse and strawberry dessert. The coco was a coconut mousse covered in coconut, on top of a coconut patty and filled with a passion fruit gel. The confections were expensive but delicious. The quiche was studded with ham, cheese and broccoli, and it was probably the best version I have had. The macaron was good, but I like the ones at Sweets Bakeshop better. The signage in the display case should be in a larger font size...it didn't look larger than 10 pt type and was a real pain to read.
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