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creme brulee - patisserie or take-out in Berkeley/Oakland?

Food Fiend Jul 6, 2012 09:15 PM

Book club is coming over Monday night, and life is imitating art ( the dinner menu in Ali Smith's "There But For The"). We're hoping for for a better outcome to the dinner party than in the novel. But now we're over-committed on the weekend, and the chorizo and scallop appetizer and the lamb tangine is all we can handle putting together after work on a Monday night.

Any ideas on where can I get enough creme brulees in the Oakland/Berkeley area for dessert for ~10 people on Monday?

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    artemis RE: Food Fiend Jul 6, 2012 10:22 PM

    I wonder if the creme brulee cart guy might sell you 10. Might be worth facebooking/tweeting him to see.

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      vircabutar RE: Food Fiend Jul 7, 2012 02:34 AM

      you can phone-in order from La Bedaine in Solano Ave, Berkeley I'm pretty sure.

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        Food Fiend RE: vircabutar Jul 7, 2012 09:01 AM

        That was an excellent idea... but I called and La Bedaine is closed on Monday and the chef pointed out that creme brulee needs to be made day-of. I'll definitely will keep them in mind for any future creme brulee emergencies :-)

        Any other leads? Or perhaps our guests may have to make do with Ben & Jerry's creme brulee ice cream!

      2. Robert Lauriston RE: Food Fiend Jul 7, 2012 09:04 AM

        I think I've seen them in the pastry case at Berkeley Bowl West.

        They're regular dessert items at Liaison, La Rose, Vanessa's, La Note, and Rendezvous.

        1. kellylee RE: Food Fiend Jul 7, 2012 09:51 AM

          Check with The Pasta Shop down on Fourth Street. I can't speak to the quality but I think I've seen them there. Their pre-made foods are typically quite good.

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            bythebay RE: Food Fiend Jul 7, 2012 05:56 PM

            Zza's near the lake

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