There's nothing more romantic than the fall. The warm colours, the falling leaves, and a fresh chill in the air. It's a prelude to winter, and my favourite season. To me, autumn is scarves, cappuccinos and croissants. Three things that make me happy. Happiness was fleeting last year. I did not have a happy year, and as we approach the day that defined unhappiness for me, I keep focused on things that make me happy.
Saturday dates with Momma GG make me happy. Even when she irritates me, like mothers so often do. I took Momma GG to Faubourg, a beautiful, busy French patisserie across from the Art Gallery and adjacent to one of the city's greatest landmarks, Hotel Vancouver. I tried their almond croissant on Friday. It didn't hold a candle to that little bakery in the Plateau, but it was damn good so I knew I had to go back.
Sadly they were out of croissants, but Franck Point - at least that's who I think he is - was happy to say he'd have more in an hour.
This place is true to its French roots. They don't compromise. Note I think Beaucoup is better, but Faubourg is downtown. And what is it that I always say about proximity?!
Fauboug's array of baked goods are refined and aimed to please discerning palates and it shows in the price point. But I'd gladly pay $3 a croissant for this:
|Flaky, buttery, soft and chewy - Perfect and fresh out of the oven|
|Personally I thought there were too much filling but the Hazelnut Prailine and Earl Grey were quite good. The Signature (passion fruit and white chocolate) was far too sweet.|