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Panino Bakery - Calgary

Office Broccoli Jan 14, 2011 11:42 AM

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?

  1. Office Broccoli Jan 23, 2011 05:48 AM

    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
      maplesugar Jan 23, 2011 09:17 AM

      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
        Office Broccoli Feb 7, 2011 10:34 AM

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

      2. re: Office Broccoli
        NOtaBLE Mar 21, 2011 09:41 AM

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

        1. re: NOtaBLE
          Office Broccoli Mar 23, 2011 10:23 AM

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

          1. re: NOtaBLE
            sharonanne Mar 24, 2011 08:30 AM

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

            1. re: sharonanne
              nutellaluvr Mar 24, 2011 11:30 AM

              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
                NOtaBLE Mar 24, 2011 04:19 PM

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

                1. re: NOtaBLE
                  sharonanne Mar 24, 2011 04:28 PM

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

                  1. re: sharonanne
                    NOtaBLE Mar 24, 2011 04:36 PM

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

                    1. re: NOtaBLE
                      sharonanne Mar 24, 2011 04:50 PM

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

                      1. re: sharonanne
                        caseygirl Mar 25, 2011 04:39 PM

                        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
                        maplesugar Mar 25, 2011 09:09 PM

                        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
                          caseygirl Mar 26, 2011 08:26 AM

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

                          1. re: caseygirl
                            sharonanne Mar 26, 2011 08:43 AM

                            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
                              caseygirl Mar 26, 2011 09:19 AM

                              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
              cancowboy Jun 30, 2011 08:25 PM

              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."

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