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Chocolate pot de creme or mousse in the East Bay or Marin?

MissVeg Oct 18, 2012 10:05 PM

Major craving...any advice appreciated. I tend to prefer a creamier milk type chocolate over something dark and bitter, but I'm open to suggestions. Thank you!

  1. MissVeg Oct 19, 2012 03:21 PM

    I'm open to the city too. Anyone tried it at Absinthe?

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      tjinsf Oct 20, 2012 07:48 AM

      It's been a while since I had it there, I really liked it but I prefer the traditional dark pot de creme than what it seems like you prefer.

      I like the pot de creme at Foreign Cinema. rich without being two sweet but not bitter at all and the right texture which is so hard to find in the states.

      Slow Club has a pot du creme but I found it rather weak and mild but other folks seem to like it.

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      foodeye Oct 19, 2012 03:41 PM

      Crixa, Comal and Chez Panisse Cafe, have mousse, budin and custard, respectively, though each are likely on the darker side.

      Absinthe is a good bet for a more traditional mousse, or how about something from the new bakery at Macys: http://www.toutsweetsf.com/wp-content...

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        chocolatetartguy Oct 19, 2012 07:28 PM

        I believe that Miette at the Ferry Building has chocolate pot de creme. Haven't ever had it, but I do like their chocolate tarts.

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          sandunga_rbb Oct 20, 2012 07:09 AM

          I've had chocolate pot de creme multiple times at Cesar in North Berkeley.

          1. Robert Lauriston Oct 20, 2012 10:22 AM

            I tasted a good mousse at Nizza la Bella recently. I thought I'd have preferred it with a darker, more intense chocolate, so I guess it was toward the other end of the spectrum.

            http://www.nizzalabella.com/Menus_Des...

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