All the best fine foods (Summerhill)

It was a nice Sunday afternoon and I had a couple of errands to run in the Summerhill area so I decided to go for a bit of a walk in the neighbourhood. Over recent years there has been an influx of high-quality (and costly) food markets. You can get almost anything you’ll need for a really fancy feast. There’s a butcher, a fish monger, gourmet cheeses, a boutique market place and a fresh bakery.

20120422-153535.jpgI stopped into “All the best”, a boutique market that has various baked goods, prepared foods, gourmet packaged goods and a little cheese counter in the back. I only ventured in because I enjoy looking around at fancy kitchen gadgets that I neither need nor have the money for, but I was in need of my morning caffeine fix. So grabbed an Americano and a cheddar-chive scone. The Americano was decent, but was a bit weak. Too short a shot in too large a cup. You could tell that their espresso counter was a bit of an after-thought and that being a barista wasn’t the first priority of the cashiers. However, the saving grace was the scone. This is up there for one of the best scones I’ve ever had. It was soft, very moist and had a savory cheesy flavor. The real cheddar really came through and the tiny bits of fresh chives made for a rounded out taste. Most people picture scones as the dry, crumbly bricks of dough you get at the chain coffee shops but this is the real deal. It did make me concerned about how much buttermilk it must have taken to reach this level of softness. Oh well, you only live once…

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