I rarely venture out to the Parkdale area but with a new bakery in town I had little to no self constraint. The Tempered Room has been a pleasant surprise with the variety of pastries and baked goods. I was intrigued with their chouxs and the variety of eclairs because the eclairs that I’ve often seen growing up were the classic chocolate ones. In addition to the sweets, I was pleased to see some classic staples (croissants) at the bakery and since I was there early in the morning I decided to go for a classic croissant with a cappuccino. I can honestly say that they make some of the best croissants that I have had in the city. I will need to go back to try everything else soon!
Since the journey in Asia has ended, I decided to make my way to Québec City. However, I am not here on a journey but rather to study French for a few weeks. I had studied French while I was in school and later in my adult life but living in Toronto, opportunities to practice the language are rare. I am not sure how much I will improve or where this takes me but for the next few weeks I will be taking another break from blogging while I study. Once I return to Toronto, I hope to have some time to post about this other side of the country.
A new band that I had recently discovered is called Peppermoon which is a Parisian pop band through the Korean Drama “I Need Romance 3”. I love how I came across this band through unconventional means because it just goes to show how universal music can be when you are discovering music in a different language in a drama from another language.
If there was a snack that is perfect for winter then that would have to be crêpes. There is nothing like a crêpe filled with tartinade (think Nutella) to bring a little comfort. I decided to make a the trek to Crêpes à GoGo, which is one of my favourite places in Toronto for a quality crêpe and aside authenticity. The service is fabulous and you really get a French atmosphere the moment you walk in. J’aime ça!
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