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Sablétine Fine Pastries

Sablétine Fine PastriesDiamonds are a girl’s best friend?

Psh, sweets are.

Once upon a time when I was still young and greedy wild and free, I had a traumatic experience at Uptown’s Symposium’s 2-for-1-cake-slices Sunday Special with three gentlemen. Mistake, huge mistake. Dudes are not programmed to be able to finish those ultra dense two-zillion-calorie cake slices! Not wanting to waste them, I took one for the team and got ‘em all down to my waist.

2.5 slices of symposium cakes in one sitting – Not a good experience.

Traumatized by massive sweets and my own greed, I started appreciating the beauty of small desserts. Who does dainty pastries better than the French?

Sablétine is your local French pastry shop with fine pastries, delicious cakes, and great savoury items.

First Impression:

Heaven. Tempting treats, buttery aroma.

Recently renovated with expanded dining area. Though the dine-in area slowly emptied out, there seemed to be a constant stream of after-work crowd dropping by to pick up pastries for home.

On the Table for Maple:

  1. Galibier ($4.74)
  2. Klemanga ($4.74)
  3. Sea Salt & Caramel Macaron ($1.50)
  4. Raspberry Macaron ($1.50)
  5. Coffee & Cappuccino

 

My Galibier –

Alternating layers of hazelnut buttercream and a Belgian dark chocolate mousse are sandwiched between a light hazelnut daquoise and a thin chocolate wafer, covered in a silky chocolate ganache.

Sigh.

WHY. Why do you have to be too pretty to eat!?!?

Girlfriend’s Klemanga –

A light coconut jaconde makes the base of this gâteau, topped off with a light mango gelee and our dark chocolate mousse.

We agreed that the bold, rich and decadent dark chocolate Galibier was the winner. While the Klemanga had a good balance of tangy mango with sweet chocolate mousse, the Galibier lavished us with immense sensations of indulgence and mmmmmhmmmmm.

My sea salt & caramel macaron tasted like a toffee. The “cookie” was so fluffy and light!

Some people think that macrons are overrated, overpriced, and simply taste like a round ball of sugar. Not that I entirely disagree, but this exquisite treat seems to have a magical attractive quality. Perhaps the exotic flavours, or intriguing colours?

Pumpkin spice is next on my to-try list.

Surprisingly, as decadent as they were, our desserts were not sickeningly sweet. I believe that there is a fine line between a lovely treat and a terrible sweet. Hello, my lovely treat.

Less is more. Small but satisfied.

Could not leave without a croissant.

Buttery goodness.

Verdict:

1) $ – All below $10 but pricey french pastries
2) Expanded dining area, perfect for an afternoon tea
3) Everything made in-house, server was considerate and sweet
4) Comforting ambiance, smells like butter

Where: 203 King Street South, Waterloo

For more information please visit website

MapleThis post is from a Table for Maple, 365kw’s favorite food blogger. For more please visit her website.

365 things to do in Kitchener Waterloo is brought to you by Keith Marshall, Realtor with Royal LePage Grand Valley Realty.

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