One of my favourite restaurants in London Ontario has to be The River Room. Located in Museum London, it allows me to satisfy my appetite for art and for exquisite dining whenever I feel the need to be culturally inspired. The fresh and simple menu, the crisp black and white photographs along the walls, and the tailored style of the restaurant transport me to New York City. But the panoramic views are all about London. The Old Court House and the endlessly flowing fountain at the Forks of the Thames River are both iconic of this city. My only disappointment is that the restaurant is open for lunch and brunch exclusively. I would love to linger over a romantic dinner and a nice glass of wine, watching the sun set over the river. Nevertheless, the food and the atmosphere will have me coming back. Until next time!
After hearing that a brand new French café opened its doors at the Thompson Hotel in Toronto a few weeks ago, I just knew I had stop in. Colette Grand Café and Bakery is both elegant and simple in its design, with the requisite blue, yellow, and white colours giving the space a French flare. Although Colette serves a full menu in the cafe, it’s the little things that truly bring me pleasure. My sweet tooth urged me to the maccaron display where two palm-sized confections, sweet cherry and bittersweet chocolate, made their way into a box to be devoured on the way home. Absolutely divine!
If you are looking for an authentic French cafe experience in Toronto, visit Colette. You won’t regret it!
This little chocolate gem is a watermelon truffle from the charming and cozy Fire Roasted Cafe in London Ontario. Not a combination of flavours that I would normally gravitate to, but I was feeling a bit adventurous. Verdict – delicious! A smooth dark chocolate centre held surprising bursts of sour watermelon flavour. I think it woke me up more than the cappuccino I ordered alongside. It’s my new favourite way to start a morning.