First of all, I couldn’t help myself with this photo. Doesn’t it seem kind of like Baby’s Day Out, but the cupcake version? A cupcake’s big adventure in the the big city — I would absolutely line up to see that movie.
Down to business…
Ever since I was young, I’ve had a soft spot for Old Montréal. Sure, it’s overtrodden by tourists and souvenir shops, but the neighborhood’s charming architecture and ambiance far outweighs the kitsch. Another pro in its favor is the presence of Les Glaceurs, a café/bakery peddling cupcakes, cookies and macarons.
Because I’ve got no willpower whatsoever when it comes to chocolate, I all but pounced on the chocolate-menthe cupcakes ($2.85 CAD each). The cake portion of the cupcake was made of a dark chocolate that stood firmly on the dividing line between sweet and bitter; the pastel pouf of frosting decorating the top of the mini-dessert had a flavor I can only describe as icy, with its burst of refreshing mintiness.
My only wish is that Les Glaceurs offered a sampler pack; how great would that be, to help yourself to a taste of each little treat? Then again, how dangerous…
453, rue Saint-Sulpice
Montréal, QC H2Y