Yorkville one of the spots where the rich of Toronto hang out and it’s for good reason. It is home to some of the highest end stores and restaurants in Toronto. I remember one time I just walked into one of the stores along Yorkville and I was baffled at the fact that none of their items had a price tag attached. Generally speaking, at Yorkville, if you have to ask how much it costs, you can’t afford it.
In addition to high end stores, there is Nadège Patisserie (Midtown location) which specializes in macarons and other French pastries. I tried their pain au chocolat and two macaron flavours (cappuccino and mojito). There is just one lesson I have for anybody trying macarons for their first time, don’t experiment too much with flavours.
The Cappuccino macaron was not bad, but I think it could have used a stronger injection of coffee flavour-it was quite watered down. I personally like a good mojito every now and then, but the excess amount of sugar that is commonly found in macarons makes the macaron iteration unpleasant. I would have much rather opted for a strawberry or matcha green tea flavour.
Their pain au chocolat was super flakey and had a great dark chocolate inside. Would be great served warm.
Since the pastries were given to me, I didn’t get a chance to take a look of what Nadège is like inside, but knowing the area, it probably won’t disappoint.
**UPDATE** I did go inside the one at Yorkville and the displays are absolutely beautiful. It resembles that of a jewellry store rather than a bakery and their macarons look stunning**
Until we dine again,
-The Piquey Eater