Posts Tagged ‘Pastries’
Our next stop was Cosentino’s Market to get the bunk $50 dollar KOHL’s gift card replaced. We figured we would take care of that first before having lunch. Neither of us were starving after all.
I’m glad we decided to go to the market first because, as it turns out, you don’t have to pay for parking if you’re just going to the market. Normally, it’s like $2+ or something. I’m happy any time we can save money. LOL.
We originally planned on returning to McFadden’s Sports Saloon and having lunch there. However, after walking around Cosentino’s, we decided to just grab a bite to eat there. Mostly, I think we were both tired. We just wanted to eat lunch and head home.
Cosentino’s has the best looking pastries. Check these out.
They taste great too. The one thing that caught my attention, however, was the chocolate croissants. I hadn’t seen those since we left Couples in Jamaica. That’s where I tried chocolate croissants for the first time. They’re so delicious! I had them almost everyday while we were there.
I didn’t get any this time. I wish I had, though. I am craving one right now. I did get a slice of chocolate cake for Brian (his favorite there) and zebra cake for myself. I think they call mine zebra cake because it is made with both white and chocolate cakes.
Lunch was a pretty quick affair. Mostly, we were there to resolve the gift card situation, which incidentally turned into the most expensive gift card ever because we decided to also play poker besides just driving to Kansas City to get it replaced. Ugh. That was our choice, though.
It would’ve been nicer if we’d have won some money in the process. Oh, well. Sometimes things just don’t go your way.
This just goes to show you how out of the loop I am. I don’t ever get on MySpace anymore. I’ve found far superior outlets in Facebook (social) and LinkedIn (professional). Anyway, did you know that Sugar Sisters Bakery & Cafe has a MySpace page? I had no idea until Google pointed me there.
Here’s a wonderful article about Sugar Sisters, and there’s also a video. The pictures we took aren’t that great, but they show off the bright, eclectic atmosphere. I love funky decor and all of the art on the walls. We have some pictures of food!
I thought my chicken salad on a croissant was very, very good. The mac and cheese seemed a little overpriced at first. I mean, come on. Seriously. Who pays $6 for a bowl of mac and cheese? However, Brian said it was delicious. Possibly the best mac and cheese he’s ever had so you get what you pay for… In this case, expensive = good. Oh, and Brian loved the pasta salad. It had a good, sweet taste to it. You guys have got to go there and try it out for yourself. A bit of advice, though, if I may… Save room for dessert!
Brian and I had the opportunity to try Caffe Posto, one of the newest eateries in town, the Friday before he left for New Hampshire. We both got knocked out of the poker tournament early, as in before the nine o’clock break. It was early enough that we decided we wanted ice cream on the way home. Rather than having our usual “love it” in a chocolate and peanut dipped waffle cone at Cold Stone Creamery, I talked Brian into trying Caffe Posto. I had read about the place in one of the local papers a few weeks ago and was anxious to check it out. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to do so.
On the way there, Brian kept telling me that the place would be closed. I told him that we should drive by and check it out, anyway. If the store was closed, we could always go to Cold Stone Creamery.
As it turns out, Caffe Posto is open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Fantastic! They happened be having a buy one get one sale on gelato that night so Brian and I got to try two flavors. Brian and I thoroughly enjoyed both of ours.
Things picked up some shortly after we arrived, but it was a slow night for the most part. The other customers had their gelatos to go. Since there weren’t really any other patrons at the time, Brian and I had the opportunity to chat with the “closing adult” Brandon. I think that is his name. He is a cordial fellow who was pretty fun to talk with. He even gave us a slice of super delicious chocolate cake for free.
He told us all about Caffe Posto, how it had been open only since March, the complex freezing and storage requirements of the gelatos, that the cake comes in on Friday and is usually gone before the weekend is over, how their gelato is much better than all the other gelatos in town, and so on. I actually asked him about what the difference is between their gelato and that of Caffe Moderne, which is my other favorite gelato place. He said that Caffe Posto gelato is made from scratch whereas Caffe Moderne gelato is made using a gelato base and then they just add different flavors to it. That would explain the extra smooth consistency of Caffe Moderne gelato versus the somewhat textured consistency of Caffe Posto gelato. As far as gelato goes, I don’t really know which I like best. There are some flavors available at Moderne that are not available at Posto and vice versa.
However, as far as food goes, Caffe Moderne wins hands down. Moderne has the tastiest sandwiches! Caffe Posto’s menu is pretty limited by comparison. It’s pretty much just soup, salad, quiche, and panini (and various combinations thereof) offered at Posto. Although, the dressing they use is the delicious raspberry vinaigrette from Upper Crust. (I really miss that place.) Posto also offers a “chicken salad salad,” which consists of Margery’s (Upper Crust proprietor) chicken salad. That’s what Jan had on Tuesday when we ate there for lunch. Her main complaint was that the amount of chicken salad they give you is minimal relative to the cost of the meal.
Caffe Posto prides itself in offering local fare like Corsair coffee, Cocoa Dolce truffles (which I love), and Upper Crust pastries. The free WiFi is another nice perk. The food is okay, but coffee and gelato are their specialties. I probably won’t be a lunch time regular, but right now I’m thinking that Caffee Posto is my favorite place to chill and have gelato.
Delano district has some of the best restaurants in town. One of our favorite BBQ joints, Delano Barbeque, and our favorite burget joint TJ’s burger house both reside there. A couple of weeks ago, we had the opportunity to try La Galette.
Brian is in New Hampshire this week. I’m on the phone with him. Trying to get him to help me write this post is completely pointless.
“What should I say about La Galette?” I asked him.
“I don’t know,” he replied.
“Well, what did you think of it?”
“It was alright, I guess.”
I suppose I’ll have to write this on my own, since Brian is no help. It’s safe to say that La Galette is not a man’s restaurant. If Brian had a choice, he’d probably opt for either Delano Barbecue or TJ’s any day. However, we’d have to stop by La Galette for dessert if I had anything to say about it.
I didn’t get to try all of their pastries that day because there were too many to choose from. They all looked so delicious, though. They have the most beautiful and yummy-looking pastries I have ever seen. They looked so good, they almost looked fake. LOL.
I had a coconut triangle thingie. It was so good! The prices aren’t cheap, though, so be prepared. But if you want good pastries, this is the place to go.
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