This Saturday, my sister and I decided to do a bit of shopping. She's a black belt in Tai Kwon Do (third degree) and just happens to have a fascination with Asian stuff...we are half Asian, but that's besides the point. For Christmas, I purchased a belt for her made out of real kimonos and obis. We decided to stop by the boutique where I purchased her belt b/c there was a whole booth setup of pillows, belts, hair bows, table runners, and more made out of kimonos and obis. On the way, we spotted this lovely French Bakery and decided to make a stop on our way back. I'm glad we did.
The front of this fab bakery
The bakery is located in an "artistic" part of town - an industrial area that is being revamped - so lots of buildings are actually old warehouses made over. The bakery is located in one of these, so the structure is quite open and airy, which I think adds extra personality.
Inside we were greated by gobs and gobs of goodies - les croissants chocolats (my favorite) and other airy options
Gorgeous tartes of all sizes and chocolate truffles...mmm
They even had bite-sized tarts (top left), which were only about an inch in diameter.
My sister got some extra information on some of the sweet treats...
...and decided on a puff pastry filled with cream cheese.
I ordered a few things, but only ate the one in the front of the box - a puff pastry filled with almond cream...yummy! I was saving the others for later - the truffles were for my sweetie and the petite tart for me. Unfortunately, he so sweetly reminded me that we had given up dessert for Lent...doh! I had to give them to my sister :(
The chefs worked right behind the pastry displays, so we got to see some tarts being made. I can't wait till Lent is over...I'm so going back here the first day I can eat dessert again!