6.19.2015

Salzburg | Schloss Mirabell









Mirabellplatz 4
5020 Salzburg

Earlier this week, after a long day of traveling, we arrived in Salzburg. In between resting at home and eating all of the bread, we have gone on small strolls around town – we are lucky enough to live just a few minutes away from the beautiful Mirabell Gardens. This time of the year the blooming rose gardens are fragrant and eye-catching, and the Orangerie is bright green. I look forward to coming back in winter when the orange trees are hung with fruit!




dani

6.04.2015

Eatables | Pâtisserie Rhubarbe





Pâtisserie Rhubarbe 
5091 Rue de Lanaudière
Montréal

With a scant 3 days left in Montréal, Quebéc, we've made sure to go on daily excursions. Living temporarily in the Plateau area (thanks AirBnB) we have our pick of one-of-a-kind, Montréal based eateries and our first stop of the day was Pâtisserie Rhubarbe. We strolled down bustling Avenue du Mont Royal, up and down little side streets, enjoyed the traditional Montréal town houses with their winding stairs, large windows, and precariously hanging balconies. We walked down Boulevard St. Joseph, quiet in comparison, under blue skies and a light breeze which carried endless streams of cottonwood seeds, before stopping in front of an inconspicuous little shoppe.

Pâtisserie Rhubarbe was out of the way and smaller than I anticipated. Though quaint in size, the interiors felt clear and clean. There were four small tables in the front, each with its own vase of fresh flowers, a collection of their jams and creams to the side, a case displaying wonderful looking sweets and breads, and a tiny kitchen, full with three workers.

Pictured is their etagé aux chocolat, café, et citron, which was wonderful. Their tarte citron is also very worthy of a mention. Their creations have delightfully complex flavours that come out without relying on overly sweet tastes, and go perfectly well with a cup of coffee on the side.  

I only wish I had found this place sooner.


dani