Chronicle of the bread puddings I've tasted in different cities. It includes recommendations. Breadpuddinglovers, unite!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Abbey Road Pub and Lucky Oyster, Virginia Beach, VA
I tasted the best and worst in Virginia Beach. The best was at Abbey Road Pub. Texture and flavor were top notch. It comes with a bourbon sauce and premium vanilla ice cream, but it can truly stand alone. I am giving it a 4 fork, though I would rate it a 3.5 only because it's so darned sweet. It has baked in brown sugar on top. It was so good my non-bread pudding lover friend liked it (I let her have a spoonful) so much that we went back another day and got 2 orders, because I didn't want to share again!
Maybe worst is too dramatic, but look at this to-go portion from Lucky Oyster and what would you think? This is unappetizing and I really don't like the sliced bread version. Thankfully, Lucky Oyster is famous for seafood, not desserts. Ick! I admit the apples were good and it didn't have raisins, but it looked so afterthought undressed, I couldn't eat it. It came with two sauces and ice cream. I suppose when it's cloaked, it's better.
I am not telling you anything more about Lucky Oyster. For Abbey Road Pub:
Price: $4.99 (a bargain)
Ice cream: Premium vanilla
Visited: February 2012