Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Manufactory (Tartine) Yogurt Parfait and Soft Serve Review

Fro-yo girl here. The Manufactory (Tartine) at the Row DTLA has several areas with different names. I went to the Window during my fist visit and tried the buffalo milk soft serve.

I spotted two soft serve machines (four flavors a day) and what looked to be a toppings bar. There wasn’t much information about the offerings, other than the flavors of the day. It’s made with water buffalo milk, though I didn’t see what mentioned anywhere on site. I read about it years ago and the server confirmed that they use buffalo milk. The soft serve is available in two sizes, Small $5 and Large $7. Ask for samples.

The rosemary soft serve was soft, creamy, silky and smooth. It seemed richer than cow’s milk, but it didn’t have any grassy or distinctive funk. The rosemary was very nice – it wasn’t overwhelming. It was sweeter than I normally like. The swirl wasn’t pretty either.

On my second visit, picked up a yogurt parfait from The Market, which houses their baked goods, prepared foods, a grab & go case of drinks, salads, chia pudding, and yogurt parfaits, ceramics, cookbooks, and gourmet pantry items.

The yogurt parfait (325g, $7) included housemade yogurt, fresh berries, and Liz’s granola (housemade, of course). The granola was packed on top with a layer of plastic to keep it from getting wet and soggy. The yogurt was fairly thick, velvety and unsweetened. It had some sourness but that was relatively mild but definitely rich (full fat). The cream flavor also coated my tongue and lingered. The extra toasty granola, which had big clusters and lots of whole almonds, added sweetness and crunch. Was the parfait good? Yes. Was the yogurt exceptionally different? Not really.

Yogurt ingredients: Pasteurized organic whole milk, organic sweet cream buttermilk, living yogurt cultures)

You know you love me. X0 X0, fro-yo girl.

* THE MANUFACTORY: 757 Alameda St., Ste 160, Los Angeles, CA 90021

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