In Ottawa last weekend, Richard and I were in Little Italy and noticed this little bakery.
I just about passed out when we got in there. The display case was one of the most fabulous I had ever seen!
Yes, they had biscotti. The place was called Simply Biscotti after all. But, it was so much more.
In that showcase were delectable cannoli...
...lemon meringue tarts that looked like an artist made them..
Almond and pear tarts...
Coronets filled with vanilla and chocolate cream...
Fruit tarts galore...
These ones had fruit sitting in chocolate tarts!
These are covered with almond. What are they? I can't even remember, at this point. I was pretty weak in the knees by then.
These lobster tails looked too good to be true. Look at those many perfect layers.
These were red velvet and chocolate with cream cheese frosting. By then Richard had passed me the smelling salts and I was coming back to my senses...so these I remember.
And to top it all off, one wall featured a huge selection of imported Easter chocolates. Be still my heart.
We each chose a pastry to take home. I wanted the almond pear tart; Richard chose the lemon meringue. We also bought 4 biscotti.
When we got home, we decided to split them so we got a taste of each. Pure heaven.
And the biscotti? Perfection!
If you're in Ottawa, make sure to visit Simply Biscotti. It's simply divine!