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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 :)

supper_hound Jan 19, 2011 07:23 PM

Dessert help

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    Eat.Choui RE: supper_hound Jan 19, 2011 08:31 PM

    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:


    The Creme Brulee Cart guy takes orders also.

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

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      supper_hound RE: Eat.Choui Jan 19, 2011 08:41 PM

      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.

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        Melanie Wong RE: Eat.Choui Jan 19, 2011 08:48 PM

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

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

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          supper_hound RE: Melanie Wong Jan 19, 2011 08:57 PM

          thank you for your input ! I will keep searching

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            Melanie Wong RE: supper_hound Jan 19, 2011 09:17 PM

            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.

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              jsaimd RE: Melanie Wong Jan 20, 2011 11:33 PM

              Second the Sweet creme brulee. It is really fantastic!

      2. Frosty Melon RE: supper_hound Jan 19, 2011 09:02 PM

        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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          bgbc RE: Frosty Melon Jan 20, 2011 08:58 PM

          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 :)

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            Windy RE: bgbc Jan 21, 2011 08:21 AM

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

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          sfbing RE: supper_hound Jan 19, 2011 09:24 PM

          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. ankimo RE: supper_hound Jan 19, 2011 09:44 PM

            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:

            Bouchon Bakery
            6528 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599

            1. lexdevil RE: supper_hound Jan 19, 2011 10:34 PM

              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. pilinut RE: supper_hound Jan 20, 2011 05:29 AM

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

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

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                  originalfig RE: pilinut Jan 20, 2011 04:12 PM

                  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.

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                  supper_hound RE: supper_hound Jan 20, 2011 03:46 PM

                  thank you ALL for great suggestions !!!

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                    Nancy Berry RE: supper_hound Jan 21, 2011 03:01 PM

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

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

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                      DillonFilbert RE: supper_hound Apr 11, 2011 08:00 PM

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

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