Last weekend, Afton and I needed a "girls day out" so we headed to a nearby city for some shopping and lunch.
I had found Sabletine Patisserie while searching through Trip Advisor and thought it would make a perfect stop for a delicious lunch for Afton and I.
This is what greeted us as we walked in the door:
Oh! And these too:
Before choosing dessert, I required Afton to choose something to eat as a main course first, then she could indulge in something sweet and caloric for afters!
After ordering, we headed into the tearoom where we sat in the window admiring the tissue paper flowers, stars and snowflakes.
Yep. This is definitely our kind of place!
Within minutes, lunch arrived at our table- freshly warmed and smelling absolutely wonderful.
Afton had chosen a pizza-like dish that was basically cheese and grilled veg on top of a crispy pastry base.
I had a pastry-crusted quiche with cheese, red peppers and chicken. On the side, I enjoyed a wheatberry Waldorf salad containing dried cranberries, apple slices and pears. Oh so good!
After returning to the glass display cases and choosing our desserts, we ordered a couple of mini-pots of tea and sipped them slowly while we watched the world go by on the street outside.
The wallpaper caught Afton's eye while we waited, too.
She is definitely her mother's daughter. Flowery swirls created in pink and silver are undoubtedly my cup of tea, too!
What did Afton choose for her dessert?
If you know anything about my dear, sweet Afton you know that she is a macaron addict!
So today she chose a cassis flavoured one, a chai-spice flavoured one and (not pictured because she ate it so fast!) a cookies and cream one.
Good choices, I'd say!
What did I choose?
I had something called a Paris Brest.
Never heard of it? Here's some history:
"A Paris–Brest is a French dessert, made of choux pastry and a praline flavoured cream.
The pastry was created in 1910 to commemorate the Paris–Brest bicycle race begun in 1891. Its circular shape is representative of a wheel. It became popular with riders on the Paris–Brest cycle race, partly because of its energizing high caloric value, and is now found in patisseries all over France."
Historical definition aside - this thing was amazing!!
Look at the cream inside.
That was a dessert all on its own!
Even though I was pretty full even before I started on my dessert, I managed to finish the whole thing - cream and tasty pastry, before heading for home - full and completely satisfied!
(Afton wanted to take my picture. Not a bad shot.
Too bad the macaron picture in the background is so lop-sided!)
Will we go to Sabletine again in the near future?
For sure. Afton is already craving some more macaron and I could definitely enjoy another flaky pastry and cuppa tea.