Macaron Day 2013
So, apparently there’s a whole day dedicated to macarons and that day was today. I’m not sure why I like macarons… perhaps it’s a subliminal thing since I like macaroni and cheese so much? Hmmm… macaron and cheese? Could that be the next big food trend?
We’ve tried the macarons at Bel Cafe, Soirette, French Made Baking, Thierry, and Thomas Haas before but have never tried the ones from Kitchening & Co. It’s not for a lack of trying though. I remember previously looking for these sweet meringue treats from local macaron experts Carly and Dan to no avail… but then again, I don’t find my way downtown too often. I’ll leave the discussion on which place makes the best macaron to someone else because that’s not what Macaron Day is all about.
My sweetie was gracious enough to pick up these macarons for me from Urban Fare today and were $1.89 each (cheaper by the dozen) and included flavours like Cappucino, Coconut, Rose?, Maple, Salted Caramel, Mandarin Grapefruit, Passionfruit, Pistachio, Green Tea, and Cherry Lemon.
The colours of the macarons from Kitchening are more muted than other places because they use all natural ingredients and natural colours.
1133 Alberni Street
My sweetie also brought me back some macarons from The Urban Tea Merchant. These seemed much more expensive at $4 each and included flavours like 1837 Black Tea, Vanilla Bourbon, Earl Grey Fortune, Moroccan Mint, Bain de Roses and Grand Wedding.
The Urban Tea Merchant’s macarons are infused with TWG (The Wellness Group) tea blends with no artificial flavourings.
The Urban Tea Merchant
1070 West Georgia Street