I heart my Starbucks peeps.
Seriously. HEART THEM!
I work directly across the street from the Starbucks in the Clarica building. Every morning at around 10 am, I dodge the on-coming cars to sprint across the street.
All in pursuit of my morning fix of a bold soy misto.
I’m always greeted with a smile … actually … I kinda feel like Norm (from Cheers) … everyone knows me name and they usually have my order going before I even get to the front of the line.
It’s pretty awesome.
I feel as though we have created a bond, so I try to treat them to baked goods when possible (those momofuku inspired scones ended up in their hands, they’ve been gifted brownies, etc). I even gave them my first batch of gelato this year.
I figure that we’re pretty even. I get caffeine they get sugar.
And then Cory made me this …
The pastry wrapped around goat cheese and lemon curd, and then was topped with blackberries.
Cory baked me a goat cheese, lemon curd, blackberry galette.
It was simply …
The goat cheese cut through the tart lemon curd. You’d think it would be almost too sharp … but it wasn’t. Those blackberries just brought everything together.
And the pastry dough?
Mother of pearl.
Flakey and light … it came apart when I bit into it (no forks required here folks!) … and the coarse sugar sprinkled generously on top … LOVES.
I’ve decided that if we make more episodes of must.love.food. that Cory must, nay, NEEDS to be on the show. If he can make this … I can’t wait to see what else he can bake (I keep hearing about his apple pie).
Plus … he makes a mean soy misto with perfect foam (most of the time).