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Jan 14, 2011 11:42 AM

Panino Bakery - Calgary

I'm having my wedding reception at The Ranche. I was thinking about going with Crave for my cupcakes. My wedding organizer suggested Panino Bakery. They are owned by CRMR and it would count towards my food costs. Does anyone have any experience with them?

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  1. I just went for a tasting. I really like their product and they are able to customize it to a certain degree. I love sweet and always thought that Crave might be too sweet for most people. I got a couple of different choices for sweetness in the icing and will pick one that is less sweet for the guests (Italian buttercream). They have been around for a while in the commercial business serving all if not most of the CRMR properties as well as some local establishments. They supply the baking for Notable.

    They plan to open a retail outlet, but not sure when that is happening,

    16 Replies
    1. re: Office Broccoli

      Sounds fantastic! Panino has been around forever they were shortlisted back when we got married (Oct 2000) but I never did go check them out. Glad to hear they give a choice for sweetness (Crave's icing is teeth-achingly sweet to me) sounds like they can deliver. I didn't know they supplied NoTAble-good to know.

      Congratulations! Take a moment during the day to take it all in - weddings seem to require a ton of planning and are over in a blink. :)

      1. re: maplesugar

        Thanks for the thoughts! Will post back with how it goes with the guests.

      2. re: Office Broccoli

        They don't actually supply anything to us. We do all of our baking in house!

        1. re: NOtaBLE

          Oh sorry, at least that was what I had been told...

          1. re: NOtaBLE

            Interesting because our server at Notable told us that some of the bread comes from Prairie Mills.

            1. re: sharonanne

              Michael Noble told us that the Whole Wheat bread they use at brunch for toast is from Prairie Mills. He didn't comment about other loaves (nor did I ask). He said they couldn't make EVERYTHING :)

              1. re: nutellaluvr

                Yes, that is correct. All of our brunch toast comes from Prairie Mill.

                1. re: NOtaBLE

                  So 'all' in your previous message was an over statement?

                  1. re: sharonanne

                    Simply forgot about the brunch toast! Did not intend to take credit where credit is not due :)

                    1. re: NOtaBLE

                      ah, well, Prairie Mill bread is pretty darned good.

                      1. re: sharonanne

                        give the NOtaBLE a break.. this is a class establishment... that is welcomed in the neighborhood - its a big leap of faith; so what on the bread misunderstanding.. prairie mill is fabulous bread...quality is quality.. regardless of where its made.

                      2. re: NOtaBLE

                        Even mostly in house baking is a whole lot better than most places do these days. Love Prairie Mill bread.

                        caseygirl I'm pretty sure sharonanne was just kidding.

                        1. re: maplesugar

                          yes most likely... tad sensitive myself...

                          1. re: caseygirl

                            No malice was meant. I was quite pleased that they had sourced Prairie Mill because I am so fond of the place myself.

                            1. re: sharonanne

                              Me too sharonanne - especially the cinny buns... Been going to prairie mill since it opened - the owner is a gem. Another one who gave the NW a go - along with Dairy Lane & NOtaBLE - I was always traveling South to find the good stuff - sigh..

                              Dairy Lane Cafe
                              319 19 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 2J2, CA

            2. re: Office Broccoli

              Re: A retail outlet

              This was in the Herald last week.

              "Panino Bakery has been supplying pastries and desserts for Canadian Rocky Mountain Resort's properties from an industrial site in Canmore, but it has reached its capacity and has relocated to 7943 43rd Avenue in the Bowness area.

              It will continue to supply CRMR's properties but executive pastry chef Janine Cheramy will now have a store front/to-go cafe and a more convenient place to meet with clients wanting a look at her portfolio of stunning wedding cakes."