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Berkeley: La Bedaine - Reasonably-priced French pastries, house-made smoked sausages, pates and French dinners to go

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Berkeley: La Bedaine - Reasonably-priced French pastries, house-made smoked sausages, pates and French dinners to go

rworange | | Nov 12, 2009 04:44 PM

The bottom shelf of the glass bakery case holds house-made sausages, mason jars of onion soup and ready-to-go French dinners such as chicken chasseur, coq au vin and halibut in a white sauce. The next shelf holds pates and on the top were quiche and chocolate-dipped loaves of brioche.

On the counter there were baskets of croissants, brioche and a plate of puff pastry filled with oxtail in a mornay sauce.

Everything is made in-house. The pates, sausages and diners are cryo-vacked. The dinners will last two weeks in the fridge. It is a terrific meal to keep in the fridge for a busy day. Boil a pot of water, drop the meal in for 10 minutes, open package, put on plate, eat.

I tried the chicken chausser in a nice mushroom sauce with a whole small white potato, two whole carrots and some slivered haricot vert. There was a thigh and piece of breast. I thought it was as good as anything from Rendez-vous down the street and worth the $8.50.

I didn't eat the plump pork sausage yet, but unwrapped them and they have a wonderful smokey aroma. Two sausages were $4. The mason jar of onion soup was $4.

I had a croissant ($1.50). It was tasty but not the crunchy, super buttery version. It was smaller and more bready. It reminded me of some I was served in breakfast baskets in France.

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La Bedaine
1585 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94706

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