Soirette Macarons and Tea – Bacon Macaron and Mango Black Pepper Macaron
I don’t find myself in downtown Vancouver very often anymore. However, many moons ago, I did some work for a to-be-unnamed government agency located a few blocks away from the current location of Soirette Macarons and Tea. If I had known back then that there would be a great little macaron shop opening within walking distance, I might have stayed with that outfit longer…
There seems to be a lot of places that you can get macarons from in Vancouver today and Soirette is one of the more talked about pâtisserie. In fitting its’ location near Coal Harbour, the interior of Soirette is quite stylish and polished.
There’s quite a large selection of macarons at Soirette and they can be purchased for $22 for a dozen (individual and half dozen orders available as well). Plus they come in these cute little boxes – they would make the perfect gift (if you had the will power to give them away instead of eating them yourself).
I had a hard time choosing which macarons to pick but I knew I had to try the special bacon macaron. Now if they can just manage to make a macaron with either a fried egg on top or mac & cheese…
I also picked up the raspberry macaron which had a light and refreshing flavour - perfect for summer.
It seems like Earl Grey flavoured baked goods are popping up everywhere. We first had an Earl Grey donut at Cartems Donuterie and now we’ve tasted an Earl Grey macaron. Like the donut at Cartems, the Earl Grey flavour of the macaron was light and better than I expected.
Pistachio tends to be one of my favourite macaron flavours. Plus, it’s green so it must be healthy, right?
The best of the best was the Mango with Black Pepper… I know, who would have thought that mixing black pepper with mango would taste so good?
If you’re a chocoholic, you might as well stick with the Chocolat Chocolat for your dose of cocoa.
These macarons did not disappoint so if you happen to be in the neighbourhood, check them out.
1433 West Pender Street