I think we stumbled upon paradise today! Raise your hand if you've ever done a chocolate chip cookie milk shot before. Really? Never? Me either, until today. Enter Platine bakery in Culver City.
With its super friendly, welcoming staff and gorgeous baked goods, this is utopia! For $3, on Wednesday and Saturday ( at this writing), indulge yourself in a chocolate chip cookie cookie "shot glass" lined with chocolate and filled with cookie infused
milk. This is one of the most yummy, creative fun desserts I have ever had. My hat is off to Platine owner and pastry chef Jamie Ginsberg. (French Laundry) I couldn't wait to share it with all 16, 800+ of you! You don't want to miss this! Only
about two dozen are made daily, so when they're gone, they're gone! Regular (and I might add, there's nothing regular about these cookies- $1.50 each or 3 for $4) are crispy and delicious! Of
course we couldn't help ourselves and bought a Chocolate Chip, Brown Butter with Dark Chocolate and Smoked Sea Salt, and Lemon Pieters (soft sugar cookies infused with lemon oil, soaked in lemonade, and rolled in lemon sugar). Our favorite cookie was the Brown Butter. We also could not pass up the Chocolate Fudge Cake Slice ($5) and the Chocolate Pot de Cream in a jar with Black Lava (Hawaiian) Sea Salt. The Pot de Cream is a cross between
a mousse and a pudding and the salt lends the perfect finishing touch to this creamy chocolaty treat. I saved the cake for last. This was possibly one of the finest chocolate cakes, except for my nana's. Now you have to understand, I mention my nanas a lot
because they were amazing cooks and bakers. This cake, however has found a special place in my heart. I am going to eat the rest of it and have a nice tall frosty glass of whole milk...the kind that comes in a glass bottle...because that's just what it deserves.
This cake brings me back to my childhood. I love it! Needless to say we brought more of these delights home! So next time you're in need of a shot, a sublime chocolate cake, or a terrific cookie Platine has them all! Platine means
platnium in French, but this place is solid gold! Platine 10850 Washington Blvd. Culver City (310) 559-9933. Hours: Tues-Fri: 12 p.m.-6 p.m. Sat. 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday.
Recommended: Chocolate Fudge Cake, Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot, Pot de Creme, Cookies.