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Finally...something I loved at Boule--

ThatPat | Mar 31, 200507:35 PM

My third time at Boule since I was in the neighborhood yesterday (not around there very often). Went in to have some lime-basil sorbet but their ice cream display appeared to be temporarily dismantled--no ice cream at all. They told me to come back in an hour for the ice cream, but had to be on my way.

So I tried a couple of things I haven't had--two chocolate sables, a Breton sable and a piece of chocolate nougat. Contrary to someone else's opinion, I thought the chocolate sables were actually perfect--definitely not burned this time. Had two of them and thank God don't live nearby. The Breton sable I could pass on...but the chocolate nougat...more sheer perfection. I'm not good at describing flavors, so you'll just have to go and try for yourself.

I also tried the lime wasabi chocolate and the pistachio (and something--I'm bad at this) chocolate--and again, as with the chocolates I'd tried on a previous trip--they did not blow me away--didn't find the flavors distinctive enough.

By the way, they do now have a few tables out front for people to take their aqua blue boxes and scarf on the spot--still no word on their upstairs tea room (or cafe) plans.

For me, #1 here is still the lime basil sorbet. Not worth driving across town for, but exceptionally intense and rare flavor. The creme fraiche sorbet is also really good and very unusual. Next would be those chocolate sables, and that utterly devine, fresh from the cooling rack chocolate nougat.

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