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Hosting dinner party. I need a chow hound idea for a purchased dessert. In the past I purchased from Tartine, humphrey ice cream, mission pies... all great yet need a new idea.Help :)

Dessert help

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  1. What are you serving at your dinner and what are you looking for in a dessert? Do you want something specifically located in the Mission? When's your dinner party?

    I don't know if you want pie again, but I highly recommend Butterlove pies. There's no storefront and you have to call a week in advance:

    http://www.butterlovebakeshop.com/home

    The Creme Brulee Cart guy takes orders also.

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    Creme Brulee Cart
    San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, CA

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    1. re: Eat.Choui

      thank you for this information,

      It will be a cocktail party, heavy appetizers. need a WOW dessert(s). The party is in a couple of weeks.

      1. re: Eat.Choui

        Unfortunately, the product from the Creme Brulee Cart isn't very good.

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        Creme Brulee Cart
        San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, CA

        1. re: Melanie Wong

          thank you for your input ! I will keep searching

          1. re: supper_hound

            If you have your heart set on creme brulee, I liked the product made by Sweet. at the Eat Real Festival. It's now sold at a couple retailers, but I have not tried it to see if it is the same as the packed in a mason jar version.
            http://www.eggcreamheat.com/Organic_C...

            1. re: Melanie Wong

              Second the Sweet creme brulee. It is really fantastic!

      2. It's been mentioned often in the past though not much recently, but the chocolate tower cake from Delessio is a wow and is delicious. I just had it again last Friday.

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        1. re: Frosty Melon

          Definitely looks like a showstopper too. The lemon cake is also very good, as is the triple chocolate mousse. I feel grateful to have tried them all :)

          1. re: bgbc

            The malted vanilla is the best of the ones I've tried.

        2. How about something from Crixa bakery? I'm partial to the poppyseed rugelach and the fatima's thighs, and they have a lot of unusual cakes.

          Or something old school like sacripantina from Stella's?

          1. how about Sibby's cupcakes
            Butterscotch On The Go
            ice cream sandwiches made with Anthony's cookies and Mr/Mrs Miscellaneous Ice Cream
            macarons from Bouchon Bakery or Patisserie Phillippe
            how about a wow dish like this:
            http://www.jamesbeard.org/blog/index....

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            Bouchon Bakery
            6528 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599

            1. You can special order Sketch's chocolate pudding cakes. They're individual servings. Don't look fancy, but they are amazing. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pa... And here's a picture: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/ph...

              1. How many people? If it's a big group--say 50 or more--try a croquembouche from Patisserie Philippe.

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                Patisserie Philippe (moving)
                655 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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                1. re: pilinut

                  Yes! I agree completely. A croquembouche is the absolute best idea for a cocktail party. An amazing, wow-inducing tower of confected awesomeness that guests can dismantle throughout the night. It has everything: elegance + hedonism + crowd-pleasing, drool-inducing, caramel-covered deliciousness.

                2. thank you ALL for great suggestions !!!

                  1. I really love the cakes, petits fours, gateaux, cookies, etc. at Nora's Patisserie at 29 San Pedro Rd. in Colma.

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                    Nora's Patisserie
                    29 San Pedro Rd, Colma, CA

                    1. Try Pacific Puffs for fantastic cream puffs and each guest gets their own dessert.
                      2201 Union Street, San Francisco, CA
                      (415) 440-7833