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.

3 Tarts
1320 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
K1Y 3B7

telephone: (613) 729-9832

8 comments:

Nic said...

Ana - I like the idea of a vanilla scented pastry crust in the tart. Perhaps I'll try that next time I'm making one...

Ana said...

Yes Nic the pastry was very good. I think that I will do them like that from now on.

Jennifer said...

Ana that tart is gorgeous! Where is the shop? I frequent the Ottawa area (will be there this summer I'm sure!) and would love to stop in while I am!

Ana said...

Jennifer
Let me know when you come and we will have lunch or dinner.

3 Tarts is in the Westboro area, on Wellington Street, between Parkdale and Highland Park Drive. It is definitely worth a visit.

Lex Culinaria said...

Wow. That tart is beautiful. I really haven't found a nice enough pastry shop here in Edmonton, so I'm a wee little bit jealous of your shop!

Mijo said...

Yummm. Beautiful tart.

I'll give this address to friends. They live in Montreal but come regularly to Ottawa. And as they are big gourmands...

Elvira said...

Um bolo maravilhoso como um sonho de criança!

Claire said...

Strangely enough I was looking for the recipe for this tart and thought I had found it. I pick mine up at THYME AND AGAIN another delightful bakery AT 1255 Wellington street in Ottawa. They also serve fabulous lunches. Since I love to cook I was hoping to try making it myself