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Riz En Folie Report

mainsqueeze | Aug 25, 2008 12:30 PM

I tried it out today! They have 19 flavours on their menu though I don't think they had them all out. An interesting note: their website states that the flavours were created by chef Daren Bergeron, executive chef at DECCA 77.

The woman at the counter was very generous and wanted me to try everything before I chose. I sampled:

• sucre a la crème (subtle flavour, very sweet)
• coconut (their most popular, apparently. It was quite good, with little bits of coconut.)
• Exotica passion (passion fruit)
• spicy chocolate (A "chocolate chai" type flavour with cardamom - I didn't find it chocolaty enough)
• butter scotch (a little bitter)
• original

All of them have a nice creamy texture. They offer a few different toppings (fruits, nuts, chocolate).

They have a mini format (about $2 and change), a medium size ($4) and a large ($6). I think they also have larger family-size formats. The containers are reusable and they will give you a $0.25 discount on your next purchase if you bring it back. I'm not sure if they use the same take-out containers for customers who eat in. I hope not, as it would be pretty wasteful to do so. The plastic has no stamp on it indicating whether it’s recyclable.

They also have a variety of espresso based drinks and some cold beverages too.

The décor is really cute – stark white walls and fixtures with pops of bright colour everywhere (reminds me a bit of Nocochi across the street).

They will deliver within the Concordia ghetto area, but add this caveat under that section of their webiste: "Please pay attention: Comfort creates laziness. Now and then, take a walk and come over to delight yourself." A bit strange.

2153 Mackay (warning, plays annoying music)

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