Walking into The Woodside Bakery is like stepping into my childhood. While the bistro has been chicly revamped to suit the upscale Silicon Valley clientele of late, the bakery and its delectables remain the same as the good ol' days.
Napoleon: A 5-Cherry pastry! This was by far my favorite, which surprised me since I wasn't in the mood for it, but the cool whipped cream, fresh berries, and sweetened filo dough had me at Hello~
Chocolate Chip Brownie: this brick-like treat was so dense, I had to whittle my fork just to cut through it. The consistency didn't actually bother me so much as the salt-factor. If they toned down the salt, it would be a rather tasty baked-good!
Custard Pastry: The filo was lightly sweetened to perfection and wrapped around a pool of yummy, mild custard. A dash more sugar and salt would have amped the custard from mild to brilliant.
Triple Chocolate Mouse Cake: While this cake looks absolutely gorgeous, I could have done without. I'm very particular about my white chocolate and found that this one fell in the trap of tasting bland and waxy. The chocolate layers below the white were lovely enough, but you're only as strong as your weakest link.
For more info on the Woodside Bistro and Bakery, click here.
Napoleon (pic below)
Dense brownie (pic below)
Custard Pastry (pic below)
Triple Chocolate Mouse Cake (Gorgeous, see below)
Childhood on a Tray: my favorite was the cream-cheese pastry in the center row