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Boston chowhound hits Amadeus Fine Cakes (pastry shop)

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Boston chowhound hits Amadeus Fine Cakes (pastry shop)

Spike | Apr 3, 2011 08:09 PM

This is actually a review for the one at 7380 Bathurst Street
Vaughan, ON, Canada (doesn't seem to show up in Chowhound's lookup)

What do you when you get a craving for pastry while visiting friends? Fire you your Android phone and ask Google to search for pastry shop and look for reviews of ones nearby (first time I tried it and it surprisingly worked well :-)

The Places page for this bakery has quite a few positive ratings and after hitting it, I'd say they're well deserved. The croissants were crazy flaky (extra butter between layers please :-), though I personally prefer a bit more chocolate in my chocolate ones...I don't know of any places that have croissants as flaky in Boston (we have a chain called Au Bon Pain that does a decent job, but it's a lot heavier and greasier).

We also tried their tiramisu in a chocolate cup, ameretti (sp?) cake, black currant cheesecake, and opera cake (all in the photo below clockwise from top...sorry I missed focus on the photo...looked fine on the LCD but it was focused on the amertti cake).
The tiramisu comes in a cute chocolate cub that's edible...the only negative was there was a bit too much expresso in the lady fingers (a bit too wet). The marscapone cheese tasted great and the chocolate cup was definitely a nice presentation.
The ameretti cake tasted a bit too much like alcohol for our taste buds, but if you're into ameretto flavored cakes, it's a good one...it was extremely moise and the chocolate outside was smooth.
The red currant cheesecake was a surprise...one of our friends wanted somethign w/ fruit and this seemed interesting with the gooseberry on top. The currant jam on top was a nice balance to the rich cheesecake underneath.
The opera cake was nice and chocolately...my favorite of the four fancy desserts. Nice layering of textures and the pastry wasn't soggy (didn't survive before a photo though :-)

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