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Why Dessert?

Dessert is a happy time. It’s sweet, satisfying and just pure pleasure. A recent article about the demise of traditional desserts in American restaurants by Adam Gopnik (fun fact: he went to McGill!) featured an interview with Bill Yosses, pastry chef to the White House. Unfortunately you can only read the full article if you […]

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Grenadine: Dessert(after)Supper

Supper at a restaurant always presents a quandary at the end of the meal: to order dessert or not. The best bet would be to have dessert for supper. After a full meal with soup and an entrée, I am often too full to even think of eating anything else. Then again… Dessert isn’t really […]

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Midnight in the kitchen

Ever wonder who’s behind the desserts you eat? Who makes those fresh croissants every morning? Are they frozen or is someone up baking goodies at the crack of dawn? It all depends on where you buy your viennoiseries. At Les Co’pains d’Abord there are made fresh every day, or rather every night, all night. Biting […]

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Juliette et Chocolat: Temptation

The only thing I can’t resist is temptation. – Oscar Wilde A very appropriate quote for a chocolate bar. A quick description : eating and drinking all things chocolate. For chocoholics stopping by Juliette & Chocolat, resistance is useless. Juliette & Chocolat is a cafe, creperie, and chocolate bar. The three locations are often full, especially […]

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Gotta wait ’til spring for more of Montreal’s finest cupcakes

Last November, for the second annual Cupcake Camp Montreal (CCMTL) the lineup stretched far around the block. Despite the bitter wind and the occasional snowflake, most waited patiently outside for over an hour because inside there were cupcakes galore! The organizers were overwhelmed by the turnout. The first Cupcake Camp was held at Restaurant Bitoque […]

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De Farine et d’Eau Fraiche: A Love Affair

A cute little cafe in the heart of the gay village, De Farine et d’Eau Fraiche, will charm you the moment you step in the door. Linger in front of the glass display, like a kid in a candy store, it’s hard to choose just one dessert. Which is fine, since many of the pastries or […]

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Tiny, Trendy Dessert Tapas at Pullman

Can one go to an up-scale and trendy restaurant and just order dessert? Usually not, unless you don’t mind nasty looks and snide remarks. One place in Montreal that has no qualms about dessert for supper: Pullman. Best known as a wine-bar, since Pullman is technically a restaurant, it must serve food with your drink. […]

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Eat sweets, be sweet

                                    Du bist was du isst has recently taken on a whole new meaning. Adopted by organic food enthusiasts for years, “you are what you eat” as a slogan reflects consuming wholesome products and avoiding pesticides and poisons. […]

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Twins Delights

After countless hours in the kitchen testing cookie recipes, Montreal twins Pamela and Amanda Massi have baked up batches and batches of delicious cookies. Their concept: home delivery of home-made cookies. Their cookie delivery service is unique in the city and business is booming. The first was a classic chocolate chip, a chocoholic’s delight. The […]

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At Wawel’s a Donut is a Ponki

  Donuts. You either love them or leave them. Going by the success of Tim Hortons, donuts and hockey are national icons. “The truly Canadian way to face the day is with a bag of Timbits and a double-double,” says Steve Penfold, in The Donut: A Canadian History. A disclaimer: I do not love donuts. After the […]

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