1. Mocha from Brioche Dorée
While downtown locations of the Canadian juice and smoothie chain are aplenty, Booster Juice assumes a significantly lower number of spots in suburbia. Because of this, I have rarely visited even when in dire need of a smoothie fix and will alternatively craft my own at home.
However, I've found a new appreciation for Booster Juice's icy, refreshing smoothies as of late - primarily out of convenience. Situated in the food court of 200 Wellington / Metro Centre, freshly-made smoothies are now easily attainable even during the frigid winter months. The fact that it is listed as a one of Ritual's many options in the Entertainment District only further enhances its convenience factor.
Recently, I've also learned that the team knows me by face as well: "Ritual!" I overheard one of the ladies call over to her colleague. My drink was then presented to me with a smile within a matter of seconds. Very impressive, Booster Juice!
8. The interior of Metro Hall
9. An unknown sticky dessert consumed during the week
12. Nohohon Tea Room
Purchased from the lovely Japanese tea room this week were the following items: Tokyo Fog w/ Tapioca and Red Bean, Tokyo Fog w/ Tapioca, Hot PBC Matcha, and a Yuzu Chocolate Cookie.
PBC Matcha was an item I had been hesitant to try out when I first took note of its appearance in Nohohon's fall menu release. Peanut butter and matcha is a rather odd, unlikely combination, but I'm very glad I tried it out. Matcha largely remains to be the dominating flavour of the drink, while notes of sweet caramel and familiar peanut butter are tasted every so often as the drink is consumed. Neither flavour is particular overpowering, and the drink still manages to maintain its Japanese roots. My suggestion: give PBC a try before the arrival of spring offerings.
The Yuzu Chocolate Cookie was another interesting product: comprised mainly of oats and strong accents of cocoa, citrusy hints of yuzu were subtly tasted amongst the other coarser textures in the chewy disk.
14. Moji's simple square-shaped business card