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Store Thu Mar 08 2007

Piece of Cake

The tres leches cake from Pierre’s Bakery is hardly a cake. It’s more like a heavenly square of sweet, sweet delight, so moist that it leaves a puddle of nectar on the plate if you hesitate to eat it. As if you would hesitate to eat it! The three milks of the name are condensed milk, evaporated milk, and yes, milk, so this is not a cake for your vegan friends, but when you are looking for the end-all of comforting desserts, take a quick trip to one of Pierre’s Chicago locations and pick up a piece (or a whole cake). Although we are partial to the Logan Square location at 2747 N. Milwaukee, there are a variety of Pierre’s sprinkled around Chicagoland.

Pierre’s offers a variety of cakes by the piece, which makes it a perfect place to stop if your pot luck assignment is dessert. From the Atomic (cheesecake, yellow cake, chocolate cake, strawberries, creamy filling, toasted coconut) to the tropical Charolotte, a selection from Pierre’s will please just about everyone…

Just to sweeten the deal, here’s a coupon for 10% off.

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Claudia / November 21, 2009 8:49 AM

tres leches cake from Pierre’s Bakery

I have had a piece of Pierre's Tres Leches cake exactly 3 times in my life. All three times were the most exquisitely scrumptious experiences I have ever had with food. Rich, soft, moist and sweet beyond compare. Simply the very best cake I have ever had and I am approaching 60, so I have experienced my share of deserts.

Truly worth the expensive cost.

Of all deserts, Pierre's Tres Leches cake is absolutely hands down the very best on the planet.

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Feature Thu Dec 31 2015

The State of Food Writing

By Brandy Gonsoulin

In 2009, food blogging, social media and Yelp were gaining popularity, and America's revered gastronomic magazine Gourmet shuttered after 68 years in business. Former Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Chris Kimball followed with an editorial, stating that "The shuttering of Gourmet reminds...
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