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Monday, July 21, 2014

Montréal, Au Pain Doré

Hello everyone! 
This is another entry while I was in Montréal, Quebec. 

This is totally irrelevant to food but I thought it was a creative and unique way of displaying commodities on the street. I love Quebec's art culture.

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So I walked by Au Pain Doré and you can smell the scent of fresh bread in the air. I also noted customers were coming in and out as if they were busy honey bees.

When I saw this display, I knew immediately what to pick out for Dan.

I picked out Chaussons aux Pommes (French Apple Turnovers) for Dan! Yum!

I sort of regret not picking up a Palmier. I never tasted one but it appears to have a similar croissant dough but baked more golden brown.

There was no way I was exiting this bakery without a Crème Brûlée Vanille. I was depressed to learn that the best Crème Brûlée was right here! God I love Montréal French Pastries! Dan and I actually made two visits to Au Pain Doré on the same day. The first visit, I just wanted to look around and take pictures. We agreed if we had time and we stop by to the bakery before heading to the hotel. I think I got a super fresh  Crème Brûlée and it was the last one in store. It wasn't brûléed and it was in the display. LOL! "Brûléed" isn't a word. Well, it is now! So I selected the last  Crème Brûlée, the female associate was very busy scorching the top! It wasn't anything like I have tasted in Toronto. 

For some odd reason, I wasn't very excited for macaroons. Probably because macaroons are easily accessible in Toronto.

I also picked up a Èclair au chocolat. The Chocolate eclair was an interesting surprise. At an initial glance, the eclair appeared that it had no filling! It was not sliced in halves like the traditional eclairs do. 
When I bit into the eclair, there was this rich, beautiful chocolatey goodness with the perfect amount of sweetness! I was sad that I had to share the eclair. I was happy that I was very open minded and took a chance on the eclair! Because honestly, it doesn't very appearing from the photos but the quality and the taste was marvellous! 

I give this place 5.0/5.0 stars! I would love to return to Au Pain Doré as soon as possible. I did purchase the croissant. However due to my own fault, it did not taste good because I stored the croissant in the fridge and ate it the next day. I know, it was entirely my fault. Dan and I couldn't finish the Fresh Pastries that day. My two top favourite was the Eclair and the Creme Brulee. Hopefully, I would try out different pastries I haven't tried at Au Pain Doré. I just can't wait to return to Montreal for more food adventures!

Au Pain Dore

Address: Saint-Édouard
228 Pl Du Marche Du Nord  Montreal, QC H2S

Phone: (514) 276-1215


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