Here’s one of my favourite things about globalisation and diversity: the fact that I have the option to eat traditional French pastry, made daily by a Korean chef in a remote corner of Toronto, Canada.
That’s privilege, and that’s a beautiful fusion of flavours and cultures. A perfect intersection for two dessert aficionados: one, a professionally trained pastry chef, the other (yours truly) just an amateur chef and overall huge fan of desserts. My friend insta stalked this cute little spot in Toronto for a while, and we finally had the chance to visit last week. Our review? Well, we were more impressed by their looks than by their taste, but that might have something to do with the fact that not too long ago we were walking the streets of Paris, having unbelievably amazing desserts, so the expectations were flying high.
I must say the pastries are visually stunning and the place was neatly done having millennials instagrammers in mind: everything looks delicate and pink, and picture perfect.
I complained about the prices, but my friend quickly reminded me that those perfect little creations take a lot of work and long hours to make, so yeah of course they aren’t cheap. This got me thinking that yes, perhaps I would be happier having a big portion of peach cobbler topped with creme fraiche, or a big slice of salted caramel brownie, but these expensive little treats are exactly that: special, luxurious treats meant to be had very occasionally.
As the dessert enthusiast I am, what these lacked in texture they made up for in stunning details and I can’t stop looking at them. If you’re in Toronto and want to indulge in some French desserts – or just stare at beautiful pastry – they are located at unit 124-126, 4750 Yonge St, North York – not too far from Finch station. We somehow got lost on the way there, but have no fear, despite being tucked away in a little corner they’re not that hard to find. A little treasure hunt to add some suspense to the experience. Never a dull moment in this city…