Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Rate-A-Restaurant #344 Valerie Echo Park

Valerie Echo Park

Restaurant: Valerie Tea House & Bakery

Location: 1665 Echo Park Avenue (Echo Park)

Type of restaurant: Bakery, Brunch, Sandwiches

Valerie Echo Park

We stipulated: For a belated Mother's Day brunch, we decided to give the Valerie location in Echo Park a try. Valerie Confections participated in our 2012 Great Los Angeles Walk, selling hot chocolate and goodies to our walkers, so we were happy to visit a new location.

Valerie Echo Park

They stipulated: "Valerie Confections was founded by partners Valerie and Stan in 2004 with six flavors of chocolate-dipped toffee. Since those early days the company has expanded exponentially and now includes chocolates, a popular line of petits fours, handmade preserves, cakes, pastries, and a catering division—all made with a commitment to using the very best ingredients. The Valerie Confections boutique and factory is located just outside downtown Los Angeles."

Valerie Echo Park

What we ordered: Curried chicken sandwich (jidori chicken, apple, onion) $10; Egg salad sandwich (capers, fresh dill) $10; Toast and preserves (served with butter and seasonal preserves) $5; Salted caramel bread pudding (puff pastry, caramel, fleur de sel) $6

Valerie Echo Park

High point:  The bread was great and the sandwiches ever large.

Valerie Echo Park

Low point:  Limited seating, and no coffee refills!

Valerie Echo Park

Overall impression: The chicken sandwich was a rad sweet, and the bread pudding surprisingly bland. But still the kind of quaint, neighborhood spot that I wish we had closer to our home.

Will we return: A decent choice for brunch if you happen to be in Echo Park, although we also like the Square One outpost at the actual Echo Park boathouse as well.

1 comment:

mackyton said...

Looks so yummy and fresh food stuff. I just love to have chicken pastry from my famous restaurant. You know, dear my event coordinator had organized amazing event at LA venue last year for my dad’s birthday, and the catering services were really amazing too.

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