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Ooh La La French Bakery (Sarasota)

CFishman | Apr 20, 201106:57 AM     61

After my first visit to the new Il Panificio (awesome pizza), my wife and I walked around the neighborhood. We saw that Ooh La La was finally open and we were compelled to take a look. I am embarrassed to say that we topped our pizza off with an apricot tart, a mousse au chocolat, and a croissant. I cannot say enough about the apricot tart; it was completely delicious. The ratio of fruit/filling/tart was perfect. The apricots were plump and juicy with a nice glaze that was not overpowering. We also really liked the mousse au chocolat. I only had a bite or two but the chocolate was rich and airy. As for the croissant, I know people take croissants very seriously and I cannot claim to be the most educated judge. Still, I have to say that the croissant was great. I was mesmerized by the fact that I would take a bite of the croissant and it would slowly return to its original form. I am glad that I don't live in this neighborhood. Il Panificio, Small Batch, and now Ooh La La would be a dangerous combo for me. As for Small Batch, I got some great challah and cakes there last week. I think the two bakeries can coexist as they produce somewhat different items. It will be interesting to see how the competition pushes them to excel.

Ooh La La French Bakery
2705 Mall Drive
Sarasota, Florida 34231

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