After burgers at Five Guys, we wandered around, searching for a sweet ending to our savory meal. We finally happened into Pasticceria Bruno, because it wasn’t super crowded on that Friday night, and because the space looked so yummy. There were a ton of tarts and pastries behind the glass case, and the sign promised gelato… we were sold.
HB opted for a passion fruit mini tart, which she enjoyed very much, though I didn’t ask her why or what made it so good. I just know she liked it, and its small size was right for her since she was pretty full from her burger.
SpB has a thing for cannolis, and enjoyed this one very much. She said that there were raisins or pine nuts or something in the cannoli cream, and I asked her something (sorry I forget what! ick to my bad memory!) that prompted her to insist I try some of the cream (cheese). I tasted it and thought it was alright (I am not and never have been a cannoli kind of girl… sorry!), but then noted something papery tasting in the cheese and wasn’t too happy because I relate papery shreds to coconut, to which I am allergic. SpB said there was no coconut, and it’s entirely possibly I imagined it…
I wanted gelato, despite the night quickly turning chilly, and opted for the tiramisu gelato as such. Slightly icy, and again, I detected faint traces of papery substance in the gelato… but the flavor profile was on key, though I reaffirmed the notion that I don’t like tiramisu flavored items, I only like tiramisu. Sufficient.
Yvo says: There were so many delicious looking pastries in the glass cases, I’m sure I would go back and find something I liked to eat. A decent crowd, seemingly older people and families, so less dealing with people my age (haha… yes I am an ‘old’ fart who wants to go out and enjoy the night talking quietly with friends, instead of standing in a loud, crowded bar screaming to be heard…). Knowledgeable albeit brusque staff. Inexpensive – I think our entire bill came out to about $20 including a normal tip and tax.