Perkins Restaurant & Bakery fills rumbly tummies with American breakfast, lunch, and dinner classics all day long. Break fasts and pocket watches stuck on 6:42 a.m. with a plate of buttermilk pancakes made according to a secret recipe ($5.99 for five) or a signature omelet filled with a bevy of toothsome ingredients, and served with two sides ($8.19–$9.19). Burger-lovers can chew their way through a variety of ground-chuck patties, including the Tangler burger, piled high with cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, crunchy fried onions, lettuce, and tomato, and slathered in a grey-poupon bistro sauce ($8.99). The hearty Down Home meatloaf ($8.99) subdues substantial appetites with two beef-gravy-covered slices and two sides, surpassing pimento and lazy stepbrothers for the title of America’s favorite loaf. Diners can slake their thirst with a full selection of Coca-Cola sodas ($2.59), regular or decaffeinated coffee ($1.99), and hand-dipped shakes or malts ($4.79) while perusing the capacious bakery menu, loaded with fresh pies and tarts.
Canadian BeaverTails started from a family recipe more than 30 years ago: fried dough in the cylindrical shape of a beaver tail, topped with sugary delights. The treat has since become iconic—there are 115 Canadian BeaverTails locations throughout the country, and U.S. President Barack Obama reportedly made it a point to try one of the pastries when he visited Ottawa in 2009.
After a piece of whole-wheat dough is stretched into the shape of the national animal’s tail, it gets float-cooked in canola oil, and then dressed with delectable spreads and toppings. The pastries come in a variety of flavours, separated into several categories: Classic, Indulgent, and Decadent. The Classic version features cinnamon and sugar. Meanwhile the Indulgent variety includes flavours such as maple butter with chocolate sauce, and the Decadent BeaverTails add richer toppings such as chocolate hazelnut with Reese’s pieces.
No one can accuse baking guru Tanya of skimping on her ingredients, which include real butter, vanilla beans, bavarian cream, and caramelized pralines. She lavishes both time and attention on each of the creations that incorporate these lavish components, ensuring that each custom 3-D cake tastes as good as it looks. In addition to sculpting deluxe desserts in the shapes of Chanel purses, Twilight books, or any other creative request, Tanya whips up classic cakes to accompany special events such as birthdays or the family dog's high-school graduation. The multitalented chef also conjures cupcakes and pastries including eclairs, tarts, and miniature cheesecakes, which make taste buds swoon with such gourmet tastes as Nutella and Toblerone. :m]]
Bundt Cake Cravings' sage bakers create pans of their fluffy ringed desserts in a variety of sizes and seasonal flavours to suit individual hankerings and celebrations. Cakes ranging in size from cupcake-sized bundtminis to 10 inches are covered with cream-cheese frosting and festive decorations, including colourful bows and cardettes with messages such as "Happy Birthday" and "Sorry for Eating Your Car’s Air Freshener." Trays of cookies emerge from the ovens in chocolate-chip, oatmeal-raisin, and ginger varieties. The bakery also offers baking lessons for kids aged 5–14, allowing them to don aprons and learn a new skill in the sweet shop's own kitchen.
Terroir La Cachette, tucked away in the heart of Niagra-on-the-Lake, plates fresh, local cuisine in the Provençal style— hearty ingredients saturated with simple flavours. An award winning wine list, with selections from Strewn Winery—home to La Cachette—compliments Chef Alain Levesque's menu's twists on French countryside fare. For lunch, dig into the braised onion, wild mushroom, and camembert tart nestled in a bed of greens ($15), or for dinner, salve stomach hunger sensations with the popular Brome Lake duck confit, glazed with a sour cherry bigarade ($30). A vibrant, convivial atmosphere and peaceful terrace evokes windswept Provençal landscapes and the urge to toss windswept Provençal Frisbees.