Cupcake Monday! Chocolate Treats From Toronto
I was hoping to have all kinds of neat treats from Toronto to show you by now. If there's one thing I miss about Toronto it's the food. The variety, the quality, the originality, the abundance and the accessibility of it. I've just talked myself into a second lunch.
I have the most boring and lame sounding excuse for not getting out more. Too busy working and it's been too hot to venture outdoors (you know what happened last week). I told you it was boring and lame. Also, I have a tendency to go nuts when buying for Cupcake Monday. It's an annoyance for all to take photos in a busy patisserie and it's hard to get a nice shot through a class case, so I take the prettiest home. When I was in Paris in April and Richard Gilles took me to the best places in his neighbourhood, Fauboug Saint Antoine, I went home with several boxes of pastries and then realised it was far too much to eat! There are worse dilemmas. I am aware of that.
However, I did sample some delicious goodies at Delica at Yonge & St. Clair the other day. My bestie Tammy introduced me to it when we met for lunch. It's a tiny little place that makes simple and wholesome, high quality food and it has counters in lieu of tables. In the front they have the neatest alternatives to the high table and stool presentation - white painted shabby chic trays protruding from the wall. How sweet.
I had a yummy prosciutto sandwich that was very lean (that's important, you don't want to eat fatty prosciutto in public - you wind up ripping at it like a rabid dog and then some hangs there from your mouth when you finally get a piece to break free. It's completely undignified). On the way out, with Cupcake Monday in mind as well as a craving for chocolate, I picked up a mini banana and chocolate loaf on Tammy's recommendation, some homemade 'Oreos' - which, if I recall correctly, had a slight mintiness to them which is a good thing, and tiny chocolate espresso cupcakes that were so good and rich and moist that I made noises. I will be going back for more of those but I have to be early, at 12:30 they only had two left. No mystery there.
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