April 15-19, 2010
Warning: This post is not to be read on an empty stomach. Also, this post is heavily laden with images. It’ll take some patience, but it’s worth the wait.
It was emotional weekend, but it was also filled with moments of levity. It should be no surprise that these lighter moments involved food.
Our first full day in Canada was spent at Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls. My cousin GeeVee, his wife Rachel and their daughter Kammi frequently go on short jaunts in the areas surrounding Toronto. They were ready to take us all on a culinary expedition. No one was left hungry or disappointed.
Our first stop was Kurtz Orchards and Country Market.
Our next stop was Picard’s Peanuts.
Of course, we had to stop for dessert. We stopped by Pie Plate Bakery and Cafe.
The desserts are as divine as they look. We ordered several slices of pie so that we could sample a bit of everything. I am glad we did. Every pie is tantalizing. Each had its own nuance. The crust was flaky without being too dry. The pie fillings were sweet without being overbearing. Their reputation of being the best dessert shop in Ontario is justified.
After having dessert, we headed over to see Niagara Falls, which I had never seen before. It is definitely worth seeing.
While I was Canada, I had to try Tim Horton’s coffee, the Canadian equivalent of Starbucks. Tim Horton’s is far superior to Starbucks.
For dinner, we stopped to get some Phở
On Saturday night, we went out for burgers. Per Khurram’s suggestion, we went to Harvey’s burger.
On the night after Melanie’s Memorial Mass, we decided to go to Hooter’s. Sounds like an odd choice, but it wasn’t. Melanie and Khurram had this tradition of going to Hooters in whichever city they were visiting. When I first heard about it, I thought it was quirky, but funny. Going to Hooter’s seemed like a perfect choice.
Because we were out so late and had such a good time reminiscing, I had to grab a few of these while on the road home.
Although we were only in Canada for 4 days, I’m fairly certain I left 5 lbs heavier 😉