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Whisk , Quhmia - wandering EV/LES


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Whisk , Quhmia - wandering EV/LES

eeee | Oct 25, 2003 03:28 PM

A few days ago a bakery called Whisk put a flyer by my building. It was lovely weather today so I decided to meander down Forsyth (Whisk is on Forsyth between Broome and Grand) to check them out. Whisk turned out to be a basement-level space (downstairs) that was quite cheery, with a few small tables. There was a very wide assortment of baked goods, mostly sweet, some savory. Whole loaves and slices of zucchini and carrot bread were by the door along with brownies, blondies and Rice Krispy treats with cranberries. These were $1.25 (for the bread) to $2.00 (for the brownies.) The brownies were very large.

In the case, there was a selection of tarts, pies and cakes. There were many tempting choices including a quite large "mini cake" of spiced pear and one of rhubarb. I ended up having a fig and chestnut tart (4 dollars) with a caramelized fig on top. Whole pies and cakes ranged from 18 to 25 dollars.

Savory offerings included popovers and crepes, along with something kind of frightening-sounding called "croissant pizza."

My fig tart was lovely, not too sweet, and a very generous size. It appears that Whisk also does wedding cakes and other custom work. They also serve tea and coffee, etc. I would certainly return if I needed something sweet.

As I wandered, I noticed what appeared to be a new place on 1st between 1st and 2nd across the street from Prune called Quhmia. I investigated. It looks like a small place with soups and panini, calm and cheerful. Nothing dramatically astounding on the menu, but gently priced and, for the moment, a quiet place to have brunch or a light supper, I would think.

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