My friend Ian organized a Tour de Pastry on Saturday. We rode our bikes to four bakeries and ate pastries. Not a bad plan! We pedalled in the misty drizzly rain from the Birchwood Cafe (cornmeal cherry scone) to A Baker's Wife (creme brulee danish) to Patrick's (coffee eclair, featured below) and finally to Common Roots Cafe.
Common Roots was a great place to end because they have beer. Oatmeal stout really plays well with the hazelnut brownie I ate!
By the end, I needed a little substance. So, we ordered a roast beef sandwich at Common Roots as well. It had kicky pickled onions on it. They bread was a little weak for the ingredients, but all in all it was a tasty treat!The rest of the day was spent trying to avoid the diabetic coma. Beth didn't stop shaking until Sunday afternoon. I can't wait for the next Tour de Pastry!