Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Première Moisson

5199 chemin Côte-des-Neiges (for other locations)
Montréal, Québec

One of the things I miss about living in Montréal is benefiting from all of the French influences, like having boulangeries (bakeries) offering beautiful baguettes and viennoiseries (pastries). Anyone from Québec who sees this post on Première Moisson will think it's lame to write about it. Première Moisson is a chain of bakeries that you can easily find throughout the city, along with many other similar chains. However, there is nothing similar where I live now in Hamilton, so I felt I had to share this.

So on a cold, rainy morning, I woke up at my sister's condo and we decided to go have breakfast close by. Coming in to the bakery, you are faced with different breads and pastries. I'm not a sweets person per se, but I do like French type pastries. Call me a snob if you want. I feel no guilt. In the back, fresh baguettes were being baked.

There was a little area to sit after you ordered your pastry and coffee. There are also sandwiches for lunch that they will reheat. My sister L went for a plain croissant. Her boyfriend went for a amandine, a croissant stuffed with almond paste. I, being the glutton, ordered the amandine-chocolate; that's right, it was loaded with both almond paste AND chococate! Supposedly, L ate many amandines when she was in France. I don't remember eating any and stuck to croissant and espressos.

L's buttery croissant.

My amandine-chocolat.

As we were leaving, we took a look at their other offerings. Not only do they have breads and pastries, they also had a slew of chocolates for Easter: bunnies, hippo's, whatever you could think of. I also took a look at their charcuterie which offered different pâté's, terrines and even rillettes.

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Anonymous said...

By "glutton" you mean AWESOME, right? Totally!

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Gourmet Wife said...

Oh I LOVE Premiere Moisson. I was in Montreal a few years back, every day I went to PM. I misse is so much that when my brother was living there temporarily, I made him bring back some goodies whenever he visited. There's nothing similar here in Vancouver.