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Bread Pudding - help please!

ipse dixit Oct 10, 2005 03:21 PM

I need a good bread pudding, preferrably with a good liqueur/whiskey sauce -- any recs?

And, of course, thanks very much in advance.

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    McQuaid RE: ipse dixit Oct 10, 2005 03:34 PM

    The Pear Bread Pudding at Palomino's in Westwood rocks

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      Max Million RE: McQuaid Oct 10, 2005 04:02 PM

      So does their roasted garlic and blue cheese appetiser.

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        McQuaid RE: Max Million Oct 10, 2005 05:38 PM

        Max has just crushed the garlic bulb of the correct

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          Max Million RE: McQuaid Oct 10, 2005 07:36 PM


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      Silverlaker RE: ipse dixit Oct 10, 2005 03:47 PM

      Blair's in Silverlake is suppose to have a terrific one (though I haven't had it) --

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        Das Ubergeek RE: ipse dixit Oct 10, 2005 04:15 PM

        The Broadway Deli on 3rd and Broadway in Santa Monica has very tasty bread pudding -- and it's about the only thing to get there.

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          mnosyne RE: ipse dixit Oct 10, 2005 04:39 PM

          The Nook serves chocolate, caramel and banana bread pudding. Very nice!

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            chiliranch RE: mnosyne Jan 27, 2007 06:48 PM

            I had the Nook's banana bread pudding last year and it was a soggy mess.

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            Michelle RE: ipse dixit Oct 10, 2005 08:02 PM


            Mimi's (a restaurant chain) has excellent bread pudding, with whiskey sauce. We really like it. Enjoy!

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              food good RE: ipse dixit Oct 10, 2005 10:14 PM

              There are three places I've had good bread pudding - Sonora has a booze based one, Kate Mantilini's, and Susina just added bread pudding to their menu - covered with fruit, yum.

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                Dorothy RE: ipse dixit Oct 12, 2005 12:34 AM

                I've heard the one good and authentic dish at Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney is the bread pudding. But I've not tried it myself.

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                  Das Ubergeek RE: Dorothy Oct 24, 2005 12:46 PM

                  It's really, really tasty -- but occasionally it's not hot in the centre in which case it gets sent back.

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                    boyumz RE: Dorothy Jan 25, 2007 01:01 PM

                    The bread pudding at the Jazz Kitchen is wonderful. I always ask for extra sauce. Yum!!

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                    TK RE: ipse dixit Oct 23, 2005 11:21 PM

                    I know of 2 places in West LA that serve fantastic bread pudding: Bourbon Street Shrimp (on Pico) and Palomino (in Westwood). Enjoy!

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                      piglet RE: ipse dixit Nov 1, 2005 07:26 PM

                      I LOVED the one at Saddle Peak Lodge...Banana and Huckleberry bread pudding with vanilla bean ice cream. It was piping hot and just melted in our mouths. Not too sweet and the banana/huckleberry flavors were not overwhelming. Just enough to make your spoon go back for more! No one at the table liked bread pudding, but we couldn't get enough of this one, even after a HUGE dinner...which was awesome, for those meat lovers out there.

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                        jenofkuo RE: ipse dixit Jan 23, 2007 09:11 PM

                        PJ's Abbey in Orange. Sooo good. I've seen 3 different types so far. I was never a fan of bread pudding cuz all I've tried was Mimi's Cafe, which my mom likes but me not so much, guess I'm not really a fan of whiskey type ones. Opah's has a good one.

                        Anyone else has anymore to recommend? Feed my fat arse.

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                          lilyksong RE: ipse dixit Jan 23, 2007 09:13 PM

                          Cucina Paradiso on Motor at Woodbine (in Palms). The texture on the inside is almost flan-like. Amazing!

                          1. Normal Garciaparra RE: ipse dixit Jan 23, 2007 10:55 PM

                            I had a birthday dinner at Harold & Belle's a couple years ago and their "birthday cake" was bread pudding. It was fantastic.

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                              jenofkuo RE: Normal Garciaparra Jan 24, 2007 11:51 PM

                              Tried Harold and Belle's and I forget it if was whiskey or a rum type. Personally, not what I was looking for but the staff says many folks order it.

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                                Normal Garciaparra RE: jenofkuo Jan 25, 2007 12:27 AM

                                It was rum, definitely rum.
                                I love that place, definitely need to go back soon.

                            2. tokyoastrogirl RE: ipse dixit Jan 25, 2007 07:47 AM

                              Briganti in South Pas has an awesome Panattone Bread Pudding with a nice brown-sugar-like sauce. It has subtle hints of orange and is just beyond delicious.

                              Tuna Toast http://tokyoastrogirl.blogspot.com/

                              1. ElsieDee RE: ipse dixit Jan 25, 2007 01:54 PM

                                The Spot (formerly Vintage Cafe) on Lincoln in northwestern Pasadena has a killer bread pudding with Whisky sauce. For some reason it's not listed on their regular menu (looks like whoever did the site missed some stuff) but it is on the "Gourmet To Go" menu (which is incomplete): http://www.thespotpasadena.com/gourme...

                                I love the food, but if you go on a night when there's a live band, don't expect to be able to converse with your dining companions (or with your server, for that matter).

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                                  ronla RE: ipse dixit Jan 25, 2007 02:16 PM

                                  Pat's on Pico near Doheny. I don't remember the particulars, only that it was yummers.

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                                    gnarlex RE: ipse dixit Jan 25, 2007 04:00 PM

                                    Zeke's has BP with bourbon sauce.

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                                      Ollie RE: ipse dixit Jan 26, 2007 11:34 AM

                                      Kings Fishouse! I'm not a fan of bread pudding but this is the one place I have it, with Jack Daniel's Whiskey Sauce.

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                                        ctowngal RE: ipse dixit Jan 26, 2007 09:42 PM

                                        Good Microbrew and Grill on Sunset in Silverlake has a bread pudding that's a hefty portion with a sweet whiskey sauce (that is rather strong for my taste but probably pleasing to others). The texture is satisfying but rather dense according to my preferences (I like the lighter, custardy types). But still a yummy bread pudding with whiskey sauce.

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                                          dipti_ba RE: ipse dixit Jan 27, 2007 11:48 AM

                                          Right when they opened a few years ago I had some great bread pudding at the Creole Chef - off Stocker near the Baldwin Hills mall. I haven't had it since, so I can't fully vouch for it now, but it definitely hit the spot...MMMmmmm...bourbon style.

                                          1. MeAFoodieYep RE: ipse dixit Jan 28, 2007 06:23 AM

                                            Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen at Downtown Disney serves a great bread pudding. After a nice dinner, the wait for it was worth it.

                                            1. russkar RE: ipse dixit Jan 28, 2007 06:32 AM

                                              The Grill on the Alley

                                              1. bunbun RE: ipse dixit Jan 28, 2007 10:58 AM

                                                Auntie Em's Kitchen in Eagle Rock has very yummy bread pudding alot. Usually it has some kind of fruit in it.

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