7380 Bathurst Street
The first time I heard about this place was when I was talking to my boss about different pastry shops in the area, she named a couple but this one and Le Délice Fine Cakes were the ones I wanted to check out the most because they specialize in European desserts and pastries.
After dinner tonight I really wanted some desserts but not your typical crepe from Demetres or chinese desserts, not even bubble tea; I wanted something decadent. I quickly went home and googled the closing times for each shop, first I looked up Le Délice and saw that they were already closed (they close at 7pm and at that time it was nearly 8:30pm) so I checked out Amadeus and I was so excited to see that they close at 10pm! I quickly shoved my mom and aunt into the car and off we went.
We walked into a large bright store with about 4 tables of two, one large bar table seating about 6 and a large display case taking 95% of the back wall. I didn't really take any pictures because as soon as I whipped out my camera, the nice man told me I couldn't take any pictures. They have A LOT more pastries in their showcase than they do online.
I stood there for about 10 minutes deciding on what I wanted cause I wanted to try everything! We finally settled on 3, I got the "Harmony" which is soft walnut meringue with light coffee cream and chocolate with crispy walnut. My favourite part of mine was the little pieces of nuts in the middle, it was a nice contrast to the soft everything else. Too sweet for my taste buds though, I would definitely recommend ordering a tea or coffee with your dessert.
My mother got the "Hazelnut meringue" which is two layers of hazelnut meringue sandwiching a chocolate/hazelnut cream. The meringue was nice but the cream was too hard, either they put a lot of gelatin or we should've eaten it at room temperature for the cream to soften. Either way I don't think I would order it again, it was just too simple and again too sweet. If I wanted a meringue cake I would go to Maxim's, they have a fabulous almond meringue cake with whipped cream and fresh fruits! (one of my favourite Asian cakes)
My aunt ordered the "Duet", a soft coconut meringue with coconut mousse, diced pineapple and praline cream. I had one bite and don't really remember what it tasted like or if I liked it, sorry.
I brought home some fatty snacks; I got a hazelnut macaron and a pistachio cookie.
Nothing special here.
Overall all the desserts were too sweet and too old school for me (even my mom said their tiered cakes looked very old fashion), there weren't enough tables and chairs but they do have a wide selection of pastries, cakes, tarts and cookies. I don't think I will be coming back anytime soon.