>> Friday, May 25, 2012
Food: Ever since my very first trip to France I’ve fallen in love with their pastries and I’ve had a very hard time trying to replicate the experience (there are a few other places in Calgary, message me if you want to know where). So I was extremely excited to have located a bakery that offered up that potential, especially when its name was La Boulangerie. I expected nothing less.
So it was only natural that I moved on to other yummy goodies they offered. Their Paris Brest which consists of a choux pastry filled with hazelnut cream is another favorite of mine. The pastry itself was light and fluffy while the cream was not overly sweet and full of hazelnut flavour. My husband, who was at first a skeptic, thinking that it looked a bit heavy was pleasantly surprised and is now a convert.
We also had the chance to try their Chaussons Aux Pommes (Apple Turnovers) and they were not like any ordinary turnover. The apples were soft and perfectly sweeten with lots of cinnamon and spices. It was all wrapped in a buttery puff pastry shell. It felt like I was eating an apple croissant because it was so light and fluffy. A perfect companion to a nice latte or cappuccino, which is also available there!