Bread Pudding Challenge, Week 9: Herbie’s


Happy Wednesday! Happy March! I hate to be one of those folks that comments on the weather constantly, but I’m going to do it anyway: this weather is amazing! Yesterday’s high was in the low 70’s, and today should be the same. I could definitely get used to this. Smile

Moving on. This week is Week 9 of the Bread Pudding Challenge! I can’t believe this challenge is coming to an end. Next week is the final week! Next week, I’ll explain more about how Jess and I will pick the winner. But for now, let’s talk BP!

Herbie’s is a nice restaurant located in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis. It was dimly lit, a little romantic, and definitely had a bit of a French flair.



Love it!

I had dinner at Herbie’s as well, but I’ll review that at a later date. For now, let’s talk about dessert!

I had high hopes for this bread pudding. According to the menu, it contained Bailey’s, chocolate chips, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate sauce. Sounds delicious, right?



It looked pretty tasty as well. I quickly dug in.

The first thing I noticed about this bread pudding was the texture. It was definitely not custard-y, which was a plus in my book. However, it was dry; almost too dry. In fact, it was so dry that the texture seemed tough and chewy. I wasn’t a fan of that at all. Was this bread pudding made with a croissant? It sure tasted like it. 

Taste-wise, the bread pudding was spot on. The vanilla ice cream had a lot to do with it; it was creamy, rich, and amazing! The BP itself had a bit of a chocolatey flavor due to the chocolate chips. I couldn’t taste any hint of Bailey’s, however.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t a fan of this bread pudding. The flavor was decent, but it wasn’t mindblowing. And the texture was just too tough for me to fully enjoy this dessert. This bread pudding was better than Cyrano’s and Café Eau’s, but just barely.

Let’s take a look at my new runnings:

1. McCormick & Schmick’s

2. Remy’s

3. Annie Gunn’s

4. Eleven Eleven Mississippi

5. Bridge Tap House

6. Harvest

7. Herbie’s

8. Cyrano’s

9. Café Eau

Just one more week of bread pudding left. Where will our last stop be? You’ll have to wait until next week to find out! Maybe Jess will drop a hint on her Facebook page. Or maybe I’ll drop a hint on mine! Keep checking in. See you in a few days! Winking smile

  • Kimmrenea

    Now, MY challenge is to try to make your number-one-pick when you come out for the OC Marathon!!! Can’t wait to see who the winner will be! This was a great idea for your blog, Stephanie!

    • OffTheEatenPathSTL

      Thanks Renea! I can’t wait to come to CA and eat bread pudding there! 🙂

  • I am loving this challenge!! You should definitely do more of them in the future! I love your review of this one–how many times has that happened, right: sounds good on the menu, looks good when delivered to the table, but the taste just doesn’t do the look and description justice! Great review!

    • OffTheEatenPathSTL

      Thanks! I’m definitely considering more challenges in the future. Maybe a ‘Best Pizza’ challenge, or a ‘Best Burger’ challenge…hmmm….the possibilities are endless!

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  • Joma

    I’m a BP fan too – – and on the way to St. Louis in search of more. Thank you!