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Loie: The Best Brunch Bread/Pastry Basket

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Loie: The Best Brunch Bread/Pastry Basket

JugglerDave | Jan 28, 2007 08:05 AM

We just returned from a good brunch at Loie. The highlight was their "Bread Basket", which came filled with seven full-sized pastries, all made in-house by their pastry chef. Interestingly there was no actual "bread" in the bread basket.

If I remember correctly the items were:
Portugese Custard Cup, a nice flaky tart filled with a light warm egg custard
Chocolate / Banana knot, with good melty chocolate and warmed banana.
Orange-Cheese Danish, with a nice orange zest flavor in the cheese filling
Apple-filled turnover-like pastry
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Shrimp Tart - a fried empanada filled with shrimp and cheese/cream
A pignoli (pine nut)-based cup of some sort. I couldn't quite identify the layers inside, but perhaps some carrot and thinly-sliced apple? This was very dense and in the shape of a muffin, but not cake or muffin-like in consistency. Interesting and delicious but probably not to all tastes.

All very good, and it was $11 or $12 for the basket.

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