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D'Espresso/Screme Gelato

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Kosher Critic Feb 28, 2012 12:16 PM

Popped in for lunch today. Had a very tasty mozzarella sandwich with fresh basil, tomato and a nice pesto. They call their sandwiches "panini" but I would describe them more as sandwiches made on your choice of lightly toasted fresh bread; they are not pressed. It was modest in size and there are few other savory items on the menu so I might regard D'Espresso/Screme Gelato as a place to get a quick snack rather than a full meal.

The gelato looked great as usual for their stores. Regrettably, I had a chocolate croissant, which proved to be stale.

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    avitrek RE: Kosher Critic Feb 28, 2012 12:30 PM

    Where is this? Neighborhood, city, state?

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      DeisCane RE: avitrek Feb 28, 2012 12:42 PM

      UWS of NYC

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        craigcep RE: DeisCane Feb 28, 2012 12:52 PM

        Actually, it's Madison and 42nd street.

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          Kosher Critic RE: craigcep Feb 28, 2012 12:57 PM

          Thanks Craig - I should have specified locale.

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            DeisCane RE: craigcep Feb 28, 2012 01:09 PM

            D'oh! Sorry...just took a guess!

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        PotatoPuff RE: Kosher Critic Feb 29, 2012 08:28 AM

        While Screme Gelato is kosher, D'espresso is NOT. Not recognizing their name, I looked at their menu online, it's got pork products.

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          DeisCane RE: PotatoPuff Feb 29, 2012 08:38 AM

          I think that's the other location. Here's the deal with the one by GCT:

          A popular midtown Cafe, D’Espresso, has partnered with the Screme Gelato chain. The new joint venture, Screme D’Espresso is located at 317 Madison Avenue (on 42nd Street). The store offers great coffee, sandwiches, gelato and more and is supervised by National Kosher Supervision (Rabbi Mehlman).

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            Kosher Critic RE: PotatoPuff Feb 29, 2012 11:22 AM

            I was wondering what that unfamiliar meat was in my sandwich! DeisCane's info is accurate.

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