Wednesday, June 08, 2005
White Chocolate Cranberry and Pistacchio Tart
Last week I had a friend come over for tea. I have been so very busy with my garden, which unfortunately is not progressing as fast as I have predicted. That tells you how much of a gardening rookie I am.
Anyway, not to default on my social life on account of garden woes, I decided to try "3 Tarts - Fine baking for all occasions" a small shop on an area that has become quite trendy in the last 5 years. Unfortunately they do not have a website.
The shop specializes in fine baking and chocolate is proeminent in their list of ingredients. They have plenty of cookies, chocolate sauces, cakes and tarts. All the cakes are baked in 8-inch diameter pans and the prices are between $20.00 to $23.00. I thought of going back and take some pictures of the pastry shop's interior but unfortunately I did not have time this week. I am taking a course downtown and, as per "Environment Challenge" proposed by the Ottawa City Hall for this week, I am taking the bus.
The tart was delicious. Contrary to what I expected, the center was not soft and goey. There was no cream here, just a vanilla-flavoured paté brisée, cranberries, pistacchio and white chocolate over the fruit-nut mixture. I would have preferred the tart to be a little softer, but still it was one of the most delicious tarts I have ever tasted.
I certainly plan to go back and try their other flavours of tarts, cakes, and cookies.
1320 Wellington Street
telephone: (613) 729-9832