For a place called Junior’s… this is some serious adult indulgence. The cheesecakes from Junior’s are like no other and it makes for a serious once in a lifetime experience. Junior’s Cheesecake is a place that feels so quintessentially American with its outrageous portion sizes […]
It’s time to get a little starry-eyed. Michelin starry-eyed. I’ve done over half a year in London now, and it’s a good point to start checking off some Michelin-starred establishments. First on the list was L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon in Covent Garden. The location was […]
Cake for breakfast? Things sure a little different here at Brunch & Cake in Barcelona. There’s a world of new possibilities after all, so why be bound by conventional brunches?I was on the hunt for a flashy brunch and this came up trumps on my Google-fu search. Some good reviews, some killer pics. There’s definitely wonder and excitement on the menu but the end chapter isn’t quite as breath-taking.
Sugar. Always the perfect pick me up for a busy afternoon and the gigantic cakes and desserts from Patisserie Valerie are loaded full of them. Not overly so, mind you. First opened in Frith Street, Soho, 1926 by Madame Valerie, there are now over 100 […]
Transport yourself to Japan with a night in at Kinka Izakaya. It’s available in two locations of Downtown and Annex. It turned out to be my most memorable dining experience during my time in Toronto. It’s a bustling Japanese experience, full of authenticity and good eating. From […]
A good morning is lit up by a good coffee. Roncesvalles Village is such a quaint neighbourhood and so glad my friend resided in such a sweet spot. Today’s coffee was courtesy of Lit Espresso, along with one of their delectable cheesecake brownies. The cafe has a good knowledge of coffees and I really enjoyed the brew of my latte. It had tasty notes that went well with the oncoming sweetness and creaminess of the brownie. A good little coffee dispensary that’s away from the corporate feel of the chains, and a more homely spot to take a moment to enjoy the surroundings.
BeaverTails pastries have been a big part of Canada’s food history. The product first debuted in 1978 and more recently and locally, have opened their first permanent store in Toronto on the harbour front, replacing the seasonal kiosk. A BeaverTail is a wheat dough that’s stretched, […]
I could eat All Day Donuts, well, all day! I came for the Juanita Peaches/ All Day Donuts combo that my friend and fellow reviewer EJ had recommended, and went for the strawberry cheesecake donut ($5) that’s her fave. The donut totally lived up to […]
One of my team members passed her probation on this eating day, so I was keen to celebrate by getting some cakes for her to watch me eat. I popped into Le Petite Gateau for the second time and picked two of the prettier showpiece cakes from the cabinet for takeaway. Everything here looks amazing with large cakes in the street window and the service is friendly and efficient. There’s a great selection of wonderful treats and whilst most are flat priced at $9.50 for varying value for money, some of the options are real winners.
The two cakes we had were the Cosmopolitan with a carrot cake base, white chocolate cheesecake and a raspberry jam and the uber-layered and complex Black Beauty, which contained chestnut sponge base, milk and dark chocolate mousse, blackcurrant cremeux, vanilla creme brulee inserts, dark chocolate glaze and chestnut puree. The brulee is piped weirdly like brain, which threw me off slightly initially. However, this is a fantastic dessert, with a thought-provoking combo of balanced flavours and textures that make for a satisfying afternoon bite for us (me). The Cosmopolitan was good enough but a bit more blah, probably not quite as worthwhile as memorable although nothing specific to fault with what was there.