Delicious Toronto pop-up known for resurrecting the Madeleine opens in Little Italy

When it comes to madeleines, prepare to redefine your expectations. Gateau Ghost, the brainchild of Toronto chef Jayden Park, is revolutionizing these classic treats. With the recent announcement of a brick-and-mortar location in Little Italy, fans of these hauntingly
delicious creations can now enjoy them beyond the realm of pop-ups.

Park’s journey to Gateau Ghost began in some of Toronto’s most prestigious kitchens, including Alo, Buca and Joe Beef. But it was during
the pandemic, that he felt the urge to strike out on his own. Inspired by his passion for cooking and a desire to find a better work-life balance, Park decided to pursue his own business venture.


And so, Gateau Ghost was born. With a focus on creativity and quality, Park set out to create madeleines like no other. Each bite is an explosion of flavour, with toppings and fillings that push the boundaries of traditional pastry making. Must-try madeleines include the Frosty Flake filled with sweet corn ganache; the Snowberry, with its strawberry buttercream and chocolate glaze; and the Liz Lemon bursting with tangy lemon curd.

Fans of Gateau Ghost’s delectable Madeleines previously had to wait for pop-up events or track down pickup locations. However, with the opening of its new location, they can now indulge in a variety of baked goods, brunch choices and even natural wines.


While much of the new menu is being kept under wraps, a few delicious items have been revealed, including a savoury miso chive Madeleine, a “KFC” sando, as well as cereal shrimp toast topped with shrimp head aioli.

This long-awaited debut promises to put an end to any “ghosting” concerns, providing fans with a permanent destination for their beloved treats.

Gateau Ghost’s grand opening is slated for Wednesday, May 15th and is located at 974 College St.

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