Here’s a way to de-stress for the holidays, just get someone else to bake for you. Swiss Vienna Pastry and Delicatessen is a 50-year-old 3rd generation bakery which can not only bake your holiday logs (even rum red velvet) $19.95 (for 6), $26.95 (for 10), $40.95 (for 16), wreath cakes or candle cakes but they can provide you with your whole party cocktail menu. Choose from: mini quiches (cheese, spinach, ham), patty shells (mushroom or chicken), chicken bouche, shrimp boats, spinach rolls, egg rolls, sausage rolls and meat pies in 3 sizes (mini, small and large). There’s meat and vegetable platters too.
If your family has a favorite flavor cake, they probably make it: strawberry shortcake, fruit shortcake, chocolate praline crunch, millefeuille cake, cortina, Black Forest, strawberry or chocolate mousse, red velvet, cheese cake, Charlotte Russe and the St-Honore of course. Mini French pastries are only $12 a dozen (boxed) with a minimum of 2 dozen.
Perhaps you would prefer French pastries – they’re here too: eclairs, mille feuilles (the best in the city – save one for me!), fruit tarts, mousses, chocolate pretzels, rumballs, baba au rum, cream turnovers, gaufrettes, meringues, moka boats and more. And you can add some of their homemade chocolates too.
If you didn’t see what you wanted on that list there’s triple chocolate mousse cake, hazelnut cake, butter danish, apple strudel and 24 daily breads.
For special occasions, their new cake boss can create theme design cakes (Chanel purse, soccer shirt, makeup kit) and you can choose whatever flavor cake you like for the inside: red velvet, black forest, chocolate ganache, praline crunch, etc.
The store also has a selection of international groceries (Hungarian paprika, Marmite, Werner’s potato dumplings), imported chocolate bars, sausages (debreciner, kielbasa) and a hot and cold salad bar with ethnic snacks (Caribbean patties, samosa, calzones, chicken pot pie, potato knishes, cabbage rolls, panini). Wash it all down with an espresso or latte.
Location: Pointe Claire Shopping Centre, 297 boul. St-Jean
corner: Highway 2-20
Hours: Mon-Wed 8:30-6, Thurs & Fri 8:30-8, Sat & sun 8:30-5