Day 38: For the love of pastries

What a glorious feeling it is to wake up on a Wednesday with not a single class schedule for today! It never gets old.

I decided to kick start the day with a visit to a bakery just outside the downtown area, Baker & Sons. I heard about it when I went to D’Arcy McGee’s (the pub) after the Savion Glover show. It’s supposed to have the best croissants in all of Ottawa, and I considered that high praise coming from a Montrealer.

The plain butter croissants are supposed to be pretty good already, but the guy told me the breakfast croissant was really going to blow my brains out, so that’s what my target was. It’s just a butter croissant sliced in half lengthwise with two poached eggs, a slice of gouda cheese and some salt. I didn’t think it would be anything special. It wasn’t even warm. But now I have to say, it was pretty good! I gobbled that thing up in less 10 minutes easy.

Get a load of that beauty!

I think my only concern was that their croissant is very flaky. By the end, I was completely covered in crumbs, but that’s a small price to pay for all that buttery goodness.

After all that, there was no way I could leave empty handed. So I picked up two chocolate croissants – one for me and one for Jasmine. Jasmine is kind of my foodie buddy. It started with Truffle Treasures (turns out we can both talk about chocolate from sun up to sun down), and from there, it’s just snowballed into any kind of good food. It was so good! It’s a shame really that it’s so far away (about 15 to 20 minutes by bus). Just as well I suppose. I’ll save Bread & Sons as a treat. Next mission: their pizza slices. I saw a sign in the store claiming they had the “best pizza ever” but they didn’t have any when I was there. That’s going on my list of must-eats.

I spent the rest of the day trying to get some work done. It’s time to get back into the school routine tomorrow and finish up the second half of the week.



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