85C Cake Shop
I walked up to Giordano after work last night to buy some new pants, and as I left there I found myself walking past “85C”, the coffee-and-cake shop that opened last month. (Grab Your Fork has a review.) I figured “What the hell?” and went in. I asked the guy for two pieces of their signature cake. “Uh… you mean the most popular?” Sure, as long as it’s good. I left with “strawberry cardina” and “Black Forest chocolate cake” wrapped up in an adorable little box. After dinner, the Snook and I embarked on a taste test. I think the strawberry is the definite winner. Very fluffy and light, and pretty much as close as I’ve gotten to a strawberry shortcake over here. The Black Forest cake was disappointing though. If you got a bite that included a cherry, it was divine. Unfortunately there weren’t a lot of cherries, so the majority of it was just chocolate with whipped cream. And that bit wasn’t great. It had that Michel’s Patisserie quality of making you feel like you’re eating nothing but sugar and fat whipped with air. There wasn’t a lot of flavor to the non-cherry bit, is what I’m sayin’. (Of course, the Snook got to this one before me, so it’s entirely plausible that he surreptitiously ate more than his share of cherries.) Anyway, two pics:

Strawberry Cardina   Black Forest Chocolate Cake

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  1. um Kris – i think someone has spammed your page (unless you speak French?)…. just out of curiosity i translated it through BabelFish – they want you to book a table at the restaurant and organise plane tickets over….. hehehehe

  2. Ha. Thanks, I’ll delete.

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