Art Inspired: (Cheap) Date Night

One of my favourite ways to spend an evening or rainy weekend afternoon is with a visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario followed by a crepe at the Art Square Cafe.  If you’re not certain you’re an art person or are simply on a budget, Wednesday evening admission to the gallery is free from 6-830.  Although Wednesdays can get busy, the gallery is a surprisingly romantic place, filled with beautiful architecture, natural light, secluded rooms, and plenty of opportunities for people watching.  Whether you’re particularly knowledgeable or interested in the gallery’s offerings, it’s absolutely worth checking out.  The AGO has its own bar and restaurant – a modern Frank Gehry designed fine dining establishment – but I’m partial to the more relaxed cafe located just across the street.  Art Square is a cafe/bar and gallery space, featuring monthly art exhibits, an extensive tea and truffle menu, and aaaaamazing crepes.  A few Wednesdays ago my boyfriend and I enjoyed an evening at Art Square after checking out the Picasso exhibit across the street.  We sat in comfy leather club chairs in the gallery space amidst the brightly coloured pieces from the “Burma These Days” exhibition and shared a bottle of wine and the “dessert for grown ups” crepe.  Clearly the best possible choice for a date, this crepe is filled with “Ottoman aphrodisiac sauce” and carob caramel, topped with blue cheese and sundried whiskey-marinated figs, then garnished with pistachio and irish cream.   How could you not fall in love???

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2 thoughts on “Art Inspired: (Cheap) Date Night

  1. Kelly, awesome suggestion! I just went there tonight for a late-night catch up with a friend and the Dessert for Grown ups crepe was delish!

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