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Finally Tried Boule (review)

Funwithfood | Mar 20, 200510:42 PM

Firstly, the people who work here are very friendly.

Note: I don't speak French, so I will describe the items consumed using my own vernacular (so don't laugh--just don't have the time to research their "proper" names)

We started with ice cream. Unfortunately, they were out of lemon-basil. The "Meyer Lemon...Sorbet" was way too tart for my tastes, as was the "Grapefruit...". The Milk Chocolate was tasty enough, but very mild in flavor. The Gingerbread ice cream however, rocked!

We then moved on to pastries. The Queen Ammon (phonetically spelled) was the best, but pricey at $3.75 for a muffin-sized portion. The Linzer cookie was tasty, but overcooked. The Sable cookies had a bitter lemon flavor and were not buttery. Also, the texture was not pleasing (cornmeal in the batter?). The Chocolate Sables would have been good if they were not overcooked (tasted burned). The Chocolate Sandwich Cookie was outstanding!!! The Canneles was disgusting--had to trash it. The Croissant was buttery, and moist (albeit not flakey). The Almond Croissant pastry had way too much almond extract, hence tasted artificial.

Then to confections...The Champagne Truffle was very good. The Lapsang Souchong was outstanding! The Rose Petal (a gelee) had very little flavor, nor appealing texture. The Saffron was very mild (too mild for my tastes). The 4-Spice was outstanding! Overall, the chocolates were very good (did have a more "greasy" texture than La Maison de Chocolate (NY) however.

The fruit pates were too tart and chewy for my tastes, although the cassis was much more flavorful than the raspberry. The marshmallows were soft and flavorful. I loved the lemon. My companions were not crazy about the rose petal. I loved it, but you "gotta love roses" to like it.

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