Ottawa is interesting too. It's a mishmash of different cuisines and cultures, all spilling out from one city. It's the national capital, like the Washington D.C. of Canada, so there is a focus on international influence and cultural diversity. It's not a huge city like Toronto or Montreal, but you can find terrific Thai, Italian, Mediterranean, or French food - anything you're looking for, and there are five-star restaurants when you want something fancy, all of which can be had while rubbing elbows with diplomats & government officials!
But, it wasn't the 'small menu and extensive wine list' restaurants of the city that caught my eye on our last visit. It was a beautifully focused & high quality macaron shop that completely stole my heart. Walking into this gorgeous, unpretentious, little patisserie was like stepping into another world of color and magic. Quelque Chose Patisserie is a family run business, serving up the best fresh macarons in the city.
With 3 locations around Ottawa, QuelqueChose Patisserie is proving that pairing quality gourmet sweets with lovely ambiance - without making a trip to Paris - is a winning combination.
P.S. Hit me with your best macaron recipes, tips, and resources! I want to learn how to bake these little beauties!