Toronto chocolatier Laura Slack opens shop in the Distillery District
Toronto chocolatier Laura Slack is known for her beautiful but unconventional creations (her most famous treat is a burnished chocolate skull filled with black garlic–infused caramel). After hawking her goods at fancy shops like McEwan’s and Holt Renfrew, Slack has opened Maisonette, a very charming retail store in the Distillery District. She manages to squeeze a lot of delicious stuff into the 220-square-foot space, including handmade jams from Parkdale confiturer Kitten and the Bear and loose-leaf teas from Canadian company Sloane. The highlight, though, comes in chocolate form: gleaming truffles, artfully wrapped chocolate bars and cellophane baggies stuffed with chocolate-dipped “bacon toffee.” For summertime, there are chocolate ice-cream bars and fruity ice pops, neither of which should be missed.