Category Archives: dessert

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L’Amande French Bakery

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Beverly Hills now has its own L’Amande French Bakery!

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I’ve heard lovely things about the original (Torrance) location….

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…particularly their fresh-made croissants, which take 72 hours to make.

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None for me – I actually stopped by for a special Halloween treat…

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…these “Monster Fingers” are made of pure butter shortbread, with powdered sugar, flour, eggs, and raw almonds.

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They’re only available this Thursday/Friday – I brought a sample back to share with our friends Sascha/Erin’s little goblins over the weekend.

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Compartes Melrose Place

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Are you ready for some Chocolaaaaaaate?

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Say that with your Oprah voice, because Compartes is one of her Favorite Things.  And now, it’s one of mine too.

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Jonathan and I have been Instagram buddies for a while now – usually his chocolates are too far away for me to eat on a regular basis, but not anymore.  I was invited to check out a preview of the new shop on Melrose Place (inside Alfred Coffee) and it’s glorious!

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I want to have a bowl of these Love Nuts in my house at all times.

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A bowl of Cereal Bowl too.

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This Ginger Cookie was filled (and I mean STUFFED) with Black Magic.  Mind blowing.  Pastries will change weekly, baked by Gjelina’s Nicole Rucker.

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I bought a few bars home to give as gifts.  And to eat as breakfast.

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Congrats, Jonathan!  The new Melrose Place shop opens today – you can also visit the Brentwood store, or order his genius online.

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Ice Cream Lab

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I almost failed chemistry, so I can’t really explain how this works…

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…but Ice Cream Lab creates made-to-order scoops using locally sourced, fresh ingredients…

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…using magic (aka Liquid Nitrogen).

IMG_0427I was invited in to sample a bunch of flavors – this isn’t Blue Crystal Meth, but Blue Velvet (with Magnolia Cupcakes)…
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…Vegan Chocolate (coconut base)…

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…and their seasonal sorbet – this was Strawberry.  Both non-dairy options are sweetened with Agave.

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Ice Cream Lab opens its second location in Pasadena next week.  Stop by the Grand Opening on Wednesday, October 29th – for free ice cream, giveaways, and more.

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