I got up to many exciting things this weekend in our fine city. Held again at the Windsor station, the International Beer Fest, Mondial de la Bière was packed to full capacity. If you don’t mind huge crowds and the occasional jostling of one’s beer mug by unaware and rowdy beer enthusiasts, the beer fest is for you. I hope they think of either extending the length of the event by a couple days next year or at least having it in a venue that can house more bodies more comfortably. The line-up to get in went halfway around the block, but it moved swiftly enough. My friends and I proceeded to sample the wonderful variety of beers, pausing to enjoy a boar-meat hamburger or bison and venison brochettes.
Sunday afternoon was spent ambling along Notre Dame, nursing a small hangover in the neighbourhood of Little Burgundy. I stopped by Itsy Bitsy, a relatively new shop dedicated to gorgeous little cupcakes. They also sell homemade gelato in exciting flavours like macha green tea and spicy ginger-chocolate, fruit sorbets and cute little household pieces. The staff is friendly, the store design is lovely, my only complaint is with regards to the sickly sweet smell of pure sugar that hangs about in the air. Barring that, it’s a nice place to pop in and indulge a sweet tooth.