The taste-bud pleasers at Dairy Queen whip up a creamy whirlwind of classic ice-cream treats and toasty mealtime dishes. The signature Blizzard's ($3.49–$5.29) chunky charms are as inescapable as ever, with classic candies and other flavour options blended to unmatched thickness with creamy soft-serve. Sundaes slather vanilla ice cream in hot fudge or caramel for an appealingly layered delight ($2.99–$3.59), and cones come either audaciously nude ($2.69–$3.19) or dipped in a luxurious layer of chocolate or crunchy coating ($2.79–$3.29), Alternatively, sizzle-starved denizens can get their fill without walking on coals by noshing on a selection of burgers, sandwiches, wraps, and fries.
The macaron display case at Ruelo Patisserie is an edible rainbow of tiny, round sandwich cookies. Each flavour is lined up in neat rows, waiting to be savoured with a cup of afternoon tea or alongside another treat from the café. These little sandwich cookies are even known to make an appearance in the shop's extravagant cakes. The cakes are made with classic French cooking methods and the bakers use only natural ingredients every step of the way.
What began as a single store with a single recipe in 1983 has since expanded to coat tongues across Canada with its handcrafted, always-fresh repertoire of premium ice cream. The aroma of freshly baked waffle cones roams freely throughout each Marble Slab Creamery location, luring customers counterside to watch staff members blend nuts, fruits, and candies into a variety of ice-cream flavours atop a frozen slab. Ultra-fresh ingredients, including dairy products from local farms, vanilla from Madagascar, and fine European chocolates with up-to-date passports join forces to infuse each bite with an extra punch of sweetness. In addition to standard cones, Marble Slab Creamery's daily-made ice cream can also be savoured in the form of ice-cream cakes, milkshakes, and floats, and low-fat yogourts offer a lighter, equally delicious alternative.
At Cachet Optical, sales staffers facilitate clients’ introductions to the soft lines and brushed steel of frames from designers such as Gucci, Versace, Dior, and Marc Jacobs. The boutique regularly brings in new styles of glasses and sunglasses from Tom Ford, Hugo Boss, Oakley, and Swarovski, enhancing the frames with prescriptions that counteract sight imperfections. Cachet Optical offers a complimentary scratch-resistant, UV-protective, or anti-reflection coating, as well.
Sweet Spot Golf & 19th Hole Sports Bar's five golf simulators recreate 67 championship courses from around the world, including Pebble Beach, Oakmont, and St. Andrews. The simulation’s meticulous detail and realistic imagery means every tree, bunker, and patch of grass is included, show with multiple camera angles and real-time daylight.
In addition to competing online against players worldwide, the simulators' live-motion software and the facility's six practice-range simulators help guests hone their golfing skills. But to further refine your swing, take a lesson under the tutelage of a resident golf pro, who’ll customize programs to match each patron's individual needs while teaching golf-swing fundamentals.
Outside the five private simulator-equipped rooms, the 19th Hole Sports Bar offers a private dining area with a flat-screen TVs showing the latest sports. You’ll also find karaoke machines to sing a pop classic or a golf-inspired opera, as well as gaming areas outfitted with PS3, Nintendo Wii, and X-Box consoles.
Tiny Tom’s first mini donuts were fried in 1959, back when the company was still called Tom Thumb Donuts. Today, the tiny soft donuts bubble in the fryer at their permanent and mobile locations, emerging toasty brown before donning a protective coat of crunchy sugar.
Little nuggets of pearl sugar caramelize during baking, making Wanda's made-to-order Liège-style waffles different from the typical Belgian style. The dough is infused with vanilla, maple, or strawberry flavour, and the waffles can be crowned with toppings such as Nutella, strawberries, or caramel. Toasted sandwiches, such as the croque monsieur and the signature chicken with thai sauce, sate savoury teeth, whereas espresso and coffee drinks brewed with beans from Illy wash it all down with more refinement than sucking on a garden hose.