Nonetheless, the appeal of the pink trees and supposed giant sphere of cheese drew me in. After a morning of Hard Carry-ing and chocolate delivery, I set out to explore the heavily decorated section of Distillery with a fellow food and K-Pop enthusiast.
To allow for the regeneration of warmth in our bodies, we ducked into independent retailers between sips of craft beer samples and piping hot Campbell soups.
GOT7 visiting GOTSTYLE? - It was too perfect of a combination. (And do you see that 'Park' toque?!!)
Despite entering the premises during off-peak hours on a weekday afternoon, majority of the floor was filled with customers of all ages embracing the holiday spirit. There was a minimal wait for a two-person table, though I noticed that table turnover rates were relatively consistent for parties of various sizes.
In order to quicken this turnover process though, it is recommended that the brunch spot/dessert parlour invest in an additional washroom stall, preferably one for exclusive customer usage and not shared by visitors of the neighbouring businesses. (We did not appreciate lineups exceeding ten minutes, especially when those in front of us had strollers and young infants in tow.)
In contrast to the overly firm, sugar-laden product that I had expected, the Chocolate Marshmallow Pizza emerged to be an extremely satisfying choice that was neither too sweet nor too large to finish. The base was crisp yet spongy, and the melted marshmallows soft and sticky. The addition of fresh fruit was a refreshing touch to the dessert.
Prices are a tad steep - hot chocolates ranged from six to ten dollars per cup, so the preferred dining option is to split the larger desserts among several friends.
Opting to finish the entire excursion on a sweet note, I continued westward to Put A Cone On It. Unfortunately, the dimmed interior notified me that they had long closed before my arrival. Trips were made to Hodo Kwaja and Kevin's Taiyaki instead.
Shortly after stepping foot into the door, I unveiled the first one: JACKSON!!
The second album, which I hadn't held much hope for, miraculously turned out to be JINYOUNG!!