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  • Post #31 - July 26th, 2018, 2:44 pm
    Post #31 - July 26th, 2018, 2:44 pm Post #31 - July 26th, 2018, 2:44 pm
    I sent them an email to let them know (I live in Hyde Park so can't just bring it right back to show them). Haven't heard anything yet, but will update if I do.


    Heard back...they said they've been having some technical difficulties with their flour mill and the quality wasn't what they thought yesterday. Offered a refund or another loaf.
  • Post #32 - July 26th, 2018, 3:02 pm
    Post #32 - July 26th, 2018, 3:02 pm Post #32 - July 26th, 2018, 3:02 pm
    bon2mic wrote: The breads in the display face out (as in pictures above) and the top looked lovely. It was put right in to a bag. When I got it home and pulled it out of the bag I realized the bread was very flat. I bake bread and know this can happen but was surprised to see it from a bakery. When we cut in to it, the interior texture was gummy and clearly underbaked. So disappointing, especially as it cost $9! I sent them an email to let them know (I live in Hyde Park so can't just bring it right back to show them). Haven't heard anything yet, but will update if I do. I would definitely go back for the pastries but I'll just stick to making my own bread from now on.


    Was this an American shaped sandwich loaf, batard, or boule? The boules and batards, as country bread, are often flatter than I prefer but I have seen this time and time again. What kind of flour(s)?
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  • Post #33 - July 26th, 2018, 9:18 pm
    Post #33 - July 26th, 2018, 9:18 pm Post #33 - July 26th, 2018, 9:18 pm
    Was this an American shaped sandwich loaf, batard, or boule? The boules and batards, as country bread, are often flatter than I prefer but I have seen this time and time again. What kind of flour(s)?


    It was a batard. It had no sides whatsoever. Not sure on the flour - definitely whole grain. It was called Honey Oat.
  • Post #34 - July 28th, 2018, 2:41 pm
    Post #34 - July 28th, 2018, 2:41 pm Post #34 - July 28th, 2018, 2:41 pm
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  • Post #35 - November 30th, 2018, 9:50 am
    Post #35 - November 30th, 2018, 9:50 am Post #35 - November 30th, 2018, 9:50 am
    Finally made it to Lost Larson today. It was an easy stop on the way back from dropping the dog at day care. I spent several minutes looking at the pastries with the staff pleasantly answering my questions. I decided on the pastry of the day (apple-cranberry, I think), a chocolate croissant and a cardamom bun, plus a cup of coffee. I was checking out when I realized I didn't bring any money and their electronic pay swipe wasn't working. (not that I'm that technologically advanced anyway!) I didn't have enough in quarters from the car and couldn't remember my credit card number. I am grateful that they comped my coffee and said I could pay up later. Great products and customer service! I'll be back besides for settling my tab!

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    Close-up of the pastry of the day to hide the bite I took of it. :-)
    -Mary
  • Post #36 - December 14th, 2018, 2:15 pm
    Post #36 - December 14th, 2018, 2:15 pm Post #36 - December 14th, 2018, 2:15 pm
    As much as I thought I'd love it, I didn't. For me @ least, good not great. The $6.50 "campfire" latte that was supposed to taste like toasted marshmallow while good (stump town) had none of the alleged flavors. Very nice croissant, a couple underwhelming sandwiches, and good kouign amann rounded out the meal. Glad I went but doubt I'll run back.
    Last edited by Jazzfood on December 15th, 2018, 10:23 am, edited 1 time in total.
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  • Post #37 - December 14th, 2018, 2:43 pm
    Post #37 - December 14th, 2018, 2:43 pm Post #37 - December 14th, 2018, 2:43 pm
    Jazzfood wrote:As much as I thought I'd love it, I didn't. For me @ least, good not great. The $6.50 "campfire" latte that was supposed to taste like toasted marshmellow while good (stump town) had none of the alleged flavors. Very nice croissant, a couple underwhelming sandwiches, and good kouign amann rounded out the meal. Glad I went but doubt I'll run back.

    Same for me. I didn't have the latte, so I can't comment on that. I thought the Kouign-Amann and Croissant were fine - not the best in town, not the worst. They were both flaky and buttery. The K-A was restrained on the sweetness, which I appreciated. The croissant was airy, and lightly crusty, and not gummy at all.

    2 open face sandwiches I tried were both way off the mark for me. Pickled Herring with lingonberry jam, radish, dill . . . I should have known I wouldn't like it. And I didn't. I guess I hoped there'd be some sort of synergistic reaction that took it to a place beyond the sum of its parts. That didn't happen. Instead, for me, this combination was, in a word, gross. N'Duja Gianduja (ricotta, pumpkin seeds, poached egg) also failed to move the needle for me. It looked good on paper but for me it ended up being a combination of flavors that clashed with each other.

    Oh well. I'm glad I tried it but I can't see rushing back any time soon, especially considering how difficult driving and parking logistics are in that part of town. I wanted to pull a kuhdo but I was too busy to stop for second lunch. :(

    =R=
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    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #38 - Yesterday, 10:19 am
    Post #38 - Yesterday, 10:19 am Post #38 - Yesterday, 10:19 am
    Ronnie and I are often on the same palate page, though with Lost Larson we differ. I dig the place, enjoyed the herring, which Ronnie found gross, and am looking forward to trying the N'Duja Gianduja. I mean how bad can N'Duja and a poached egg be? Also, while I enjoy LL's traditional croissant their chocolate croissant with hint of cardamom, coco powder and big hunks of chocolate is a favorite. (Picture upthread)

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  • Post #39 - Yesterday, 11:44 am
    Post #39 - Yesterday, 11:44 am Post #39 - Yesterday, 11:44 am
    G Wiv wrote:Ronnie and I are often on the same palate page, though with Lost Larson we differ. I dig the place, enjoyed the herring, which Ronnie found gross, and am looking forward to trying the N'Duja Gianduja. I mean how bad can N'Duja and a poached egg be? Also, while I enjoy LL's traditional croissant their chocolate croissant with hint of cardamom, coco powder and big hunks of chocolate is a favorite. (Picture upthread)

    Lost Larson, count me a Fan!

    Addendum: I also bought a Country Loaf and a Baguette. Both were excellent. It's good to know that if I'm in the area and need quality bread, there's a place to get it.

    As for the herring, there's just no need to muck it up with lingonberries. Is this a traditional prep? The N'Duja Gianduja was surprisingly flavorless. Once you have it, I'll be very curious to know what you think.

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #40 - Today, 1:36 pm
    Post #40 - Today, 1:36 pm Post #40 - Today, 1:36 pm
    ronnie_suburban wrote:It's good to know that if I'm in the area and need quality bread, there's a place to get it.

    I have to correct myself. Actually, this is very much a bread destination . . .

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    Country Loaf
    That crumb is legit!

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    Country Loaf Toast with Butter and Kosher Salt
    Gilding the lily

    =R=
    Why don't you take these profiteroles and put them up your shi'-ta-holes? --Jemaine & Bret

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain

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