Okay, so for the first time in I can't remember how long, I just know I won't have time to make one, to bring to my sister's on the 26th. My buches are family lore, especially since the first one I ever made ended up on the sidewalk outside my apartment downtown - a tasty treat for every dog, cat and squirrel in a 2 mile radius.
I offered a key lime mousse cake (which I am already making one of for a client, so 2 wouldn't be a stretch) but got a NO WAY from my sister (ungrateful, don't you think?). So I need to order a buche. Before you all attack your keyboards to tell me Premiere Moisson does them, I refuse, staunchly refuse to give them my business (at least the Monkland store - going to any other location is just impossible around the holidays - timewise). Anyone have any ideas where I can get a really nice buche (tastewise and lookwise - looks come in second to taste) in the greated NDG area or not far afield from there?
PS: I finally sent the PM people an email, regaling them with my "number-no number" issues at their Monkland store, but haven't heard back. Not at all surprised about that. The customer service at that particular store (and really, it's only that store, because I often also go to the one at Atwater market or JT market and don't have any issues there) is abominable. Speaking of which, I think Yeti just walked down my snow covered street....