Afternoon Tea at Quelque Chose Pâtisserie - My Parisian Experience in Ottawa (Sponsored)

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Quelque Chose Pâtisserie.

The first time I tried a macaron, I was in Paris, France right after seeing the Eiffel Tower. Never mind the fact that it was from a McCafé (it was still delicious), I like to think I set the bar pretty damn high for any future macarons that would come my way.

When I moved to Ottawa, I discovered Quelque Chose Pâtisserie; a local bakery that specializes in authentic, Parisian-style macarons. Sister-duo Julia & Michelle Dahdah, are the head chefs behind the perfect pastries. Both are highly trained and talented pastry chefs (Julia studied in Paris at L'École Grégoire-Ferrandi, Michelle at Le Cordon Bleu here in Ottawa), and share a deep love for heavenly macarons. Their passion for is evident with every beautiful creation they release. It really is a work of heart! 


Their display case is always full of a huge selection of vibrantly coloured macarons, ranging in flavours from Salted Caramel to Pistachio. They even have a limited-edition flavour of the month; January’s is Banana Split! Each one is light as air, but full of delicious, decadent taste. And they’re pretty much the cutest thing you’ll ever eat!

So many macarons to choose from, and they're all SO good!

Conveniently, their first location was only steps away from my home in Vanier, on Montreal Road. It was love at first bite (and it was a little dangerous knowing I could satisfy my cravings instantly just by walking around the corner)! While I’ve since moved to another apartment, I still make regular visits to their locations in the Byward Market & Westboro. You can’t miss the pretty pastel pink shops around town!

I was recently invited for an afternoon tea experience at their Westboro location on Richmond Road, and I couldn’t wait to share with you all just how wonderful it was!



If you're looking for high tea without the high prices, you've come to the right place! Look at that spread!

When you arrive, you’ll be warmly greeted by the wonderful staff who will treat you like royalty throughout your visit. Don’t feel pressured to come dressed in your Sunday best; it’s a casual café environment made beautiful by the lush pink, blue and gold décor throughout.

The whole table will be beautifully arranged with flowers, gilded dishes and a tiered-stand that’s practically bursting with delicious goodies! It’s pretty much the perfect flat lay for your next Instagram pic!
 

The Afternoon Tea Experience, in all its glory!

The afternoon tea is $40.00 and includes the tea of your choice, scones & croissants (with fruit preserves and rich Devon cream), tea sandwiches (cucumber, smoked salmon and chicken salad), a selection of seasonal fruit & pastries, and of course macarons! A gluten-free option is available for an additional $2.
Alternatively, they also offer ‘Le Petit Afternoon’ (which includes everything except the tea sandwiches), as well as a Kids’ Tea Party for the little ones in your life!

Apricot parfait? C'est bon!
Delicious, flaky croissants can also double as a moustache.
In other words, you can't take me anywhere.

 I can honestly say that everything is as delicious as it looks! I left with a huge smile on my face and a very happy belly. I cannot wait to go back again soon. This is definitely a great way to upgrade your next coffee date, have brunch with the gals, or to celebrate a birthday or special occasion.




Want to experience your own afternoon tea at Quelque Chose Pâtisserie? Head to their website to make a reservation, or visit them at 379 Richmond Road.
 Be sure to check out their other locations in the Byward Market at 70 George St, & in Vanier at 274 Montreal Rd. 



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Huge thank you to the wonderful staff at Quelque Chose in Westboro for your amazing service, and to Jamie Schroeder of Hello Lovely Studio for the beautiful photos!

5 comments:

  1. I could eat macaroons allllll day long. I wish I lived in Ottawa just to eat the ones from Quelque Chose Patisserie. Afternoon tea is such a fun experience and this place looks great!

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    1. Girl, same! I'm obsessed with these sweet treats! Guess you'll have to stop by next time you're in the capital!

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    1. Making me blush!! Jamie did a beautiful job with these photos!

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  3. The Queen xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxooxoxoxox
    Delicious POST
    feels like Mary Antoinette :) xo

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