I was seriously craving tarts today: so I did my research, grabbed my Metropass and set off to satisfy my sweet tooth.
I got off at Dupont station a little disoriented, but luckily I remembered the directions on the website and I immediately started heading in the direction of the LCBO.
Oooh la la!
White chocolate cheesecake tart with French caramel topping $5.50
Appearances are deceiving...I had to ask the lady at the counter to repeat the name of the tart because I was so sure it was a pumpkin tart or some other autumn inspired tart.
When I actually tried it - OMG Yum! The french caramel topping was sweet, rich and super decadent. It overpowered the cheesecake, but I didn't care because I couldn't get enough of it! It wasn't overwhelmingly sweet: I thought it was similar to a dulce de leche cheesecake, but the caramel topping was tastier, more viscous and heavy than dulce de leche.
I think I've been spoiled by Clafouti's pie crusts which are clean, neat, delicious and not crumbly. The pie crusts at Frangipane just couldn't compare.
Apple almond tart $5.50
Caramelized apple slices fanned over a base of almond frangipane.
Really delicious! A great apple almond tart! I love their frangipane - it's amazing!
Overall: The tarts are really good! It's a little pricier than some of the other places, but it's also slightly larger. The selection isn't as great, but you can also pre-order the tart you want in advance.