7.20.2015

Maman Toronto



On Bastille Day last week, I celebrated my love of French culture at the grand opening of Maman Toronto, an enchanting French bakery and café. After hearing wonderful things about their first location in Soho New York, I was excited to see what this place would bring. And I was not disappointed. The French word for 'mom', Maman emits a unique Southern France charm -- a certain je ne sais quoi that left me smitten. 




I was salivating at every turn, not only for the mouth-watering food, but also for the gorgeous décor and delightful ambiance. It was picture perfect; evident by the million photos I snapped all night. The interior of the café radiates a warm and rustic feel, with a long wooden communal table, wisps of flowers, and beautiful displays of baked goods and treats. Stepping onto their patio is equally as lovely, with the prettiest blue tiled tabletops that simply begs to be photographed.


We sampled a variety of their family-inspired cuisine, all of which were fresh, delectable and bursting with flavourful goodness. Melt-in-your-mouth red pepper and goat cheese quiche was velvety soft, the cleverly named croque ‘maman’ with ham, cheese and béchamel sauce was sinfully delicious, and a cross between a tuna and egg salad sandwich with sundried tomatoes, olives and pesto were just a few of their savory bites. And then the desserts arrived. Despite my impending food coma, I couldn’t resist the mini tropézienne (a cream-filled brioche) and the cutest lemon meringue cookies, all of which sent me on a satisfactory sugar high.




But what I can’t stop dreaming about are their chocolate chunk cookies, a renowned treat that was undoubtedly my favourite of the night. Crunchy on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside, my taste buds were ooh la la-ing with creamy chocolate, macadamia nuts, almonds and walnuts. Served with a shot of milk of course, it was worth every insatiable bite.

I have yet to visit the beauty of the South of France, but until then, I’ll let Maman whisk me away to a cozy, idyllic sanctuary, with a cocktail and cookie in hand.




10 comments:

  1. Loved this post, my dear! Can't wait to get my hands on another nutty chocolate chip cookie!

    xx Gabriella
    pastelsandpastries.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks lovely! I am definitely nutty for those cookies and stocking up on my next visit!

      Delete
  2. If you love a wide variety of delicious foods, Toronto mouth-watering foods are sure to please the palate. There are many food festivals highlighting the various cultures that live in the city. You taste buds will love the flavorful meals.automoves

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wow, What a Excellent post. I really found this to much informatics. It is what i was searching for.I would like to suggest you that please keep sharing such type of info.Thanks Toronto Limo Service

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow, cool post. I'd like to write like this too - taking time and real hard work to make a great article... but I put things off too much and never seem to get started. Thanks though. transcription services toronto

    ReplyDelete
  5. I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. transcription services toronto

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your fashion speaks who you might be without words. It'll show your personality that is intellectual . You may impress your girlfriend. This we will describe each Trendy ensemble.
    black kurta for men

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for posting this info. I just want to let you know that I just check out your site and I find it very interesting and informative. I can't wait to read lots of your posts. Canada Immigration Services

    ReplyDelete
  8. On and around Canada Day (July 1), this annual fireworks festival takes place at Ontario Place on Toronto's waterfront. The fireworks displays are choreographed to music and the event attracts international attention and participation.car rental Toronto airport

    ReplyDelete