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Bread pudding recs?

Lau Nov 26, 2012 01:37 PM

Hi - A friend of mine is trying to find a place with good bread pudding for this weekend, anyone have any good ideas?

i read somewhere that blue ribbon has a good version, anyone tried it?


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    John Francis RE: Lau Nov 26, 2012 02:37 PM

    Unlikely but true: the Westside Restaurant (actually a diner or luncheonette), Broadway at 69th Street. If you like the custardy kind.

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      MrGrumpy RE: Lau Nov 26, 2012 03:00 PM

      I really liked the banana pecan pie bread pudding at Marc Forgione.

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        sam1 RE: Lau Nov 26, 2012 03:02 PM

        blue ribbon bakery's version with vanilla ice cream is pretty phenomenal...though, i rarely eat dessert anymore. definitely good for 3 people. the bread they use, the ice cream...it all works.

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          Miss Needle RE: sam1 Nov 26, 2012 03:33 PM

          If you go to Blue Ribbon Izakaya, they serve it with ginger ice cream -- and it's the best ginger ice cream ever. Very creamy with a strong ginger flavor. I actually am not a fan of bread puddings but love Blue Ribbon's version, especially as they caramelize the top. The crispness goes well with the creamy interior.

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          Pan RE: Lau Nov 27, 2012 03:53 AM

          I haven't been to Blue Ribbon, but since people are posting their favorites, I've really liked the bread pudding dessert at Hundred Acres.

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            Lau RE: Lau Nov 27, 2012 06:44 AM

            ok thanks guys!

            if anyone else has any recs would be happy to hear them

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              gavspen RE: Lau Nov 27, 2012 01:34 PM

              This wont get a lot of love I'm sure, but Carmine's in Times Square (44th)...that's right...serves up a great chocolate-y bread pudding. Tiny bit too much cinnamon, maybe, but good nonetheless.

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                djquinnc RE: Lau Nov 27, 2012 02:47 PM

                I am generally not a big fan of bread pudding, but Anita Lo's Poppyseed Bread and Butter Pudding with Meyer Lemon Curd that I had at Annisa this past March made me swoon.

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                  Lau RE: djquinnc Nov 27, 2012 03:40 PM

                  oh interesting, i read somewhere else than Annisa does a good rendition

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                    arepo RE: Lau Nov 28, 2012 06:52 PM

                    Boy, do I ever have the answer for you.
                    Decadent and dense is the best doggone apple cinnamon bread pudding ever made, by La Boite en Bois, a cute little French walk-down on 68th & Columbus. To die for.
                    (I am drooling all over my keyboard just thinking about it)

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                      Lau RE: arepo Nov 29, 2012 06:03 AM

                      hmm interesting, ive never heard of this places....thanks!

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