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Ladurée – Famous Pâtisserie Opens in Vancouver

When Ladurée opened a shop on Robson Street in Downtown Vancouver earlier this year, the buzz was deafening. Sure, Vancouver already had its share of quality macaron establishments, but this was Ladurée! The same Ladurée that has such a rich and storied past in Paris! 
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L’Epicerie Rotisserie & Gourmet Shop

Inside the Granville Island Public Market is a shop that serves roast meats, sandwiches, and carries specialty infused olive oils and vinegars on tap.  I’ve admired some of their hot savory foods before but have never tried them out.  Since we had just had a seafood fest at the Sandbar, I just grabbed some sweets to bring home. Read the rest of this entry

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? Read the rest of this entry

Bel Café – Macarons at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia

David Hawkworth’s Bel Café is located in the historic Rosewood Hotel Georgia (previously just the Hotel Georgia) located directly across from the Vancouver Art Gallery (which in itself is known more for being the site of countless rallies/demonstrations instead of for the art that is actually inside the gallery). Read the rest of this entry

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…

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French Made Baking

As I mentioned on my recent post to Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Café, macarons have been the darling of the Vancouver food scene for a while.  There are so many different versions of this popular little confectionery and French Made Baking, located on Kingsway near East Broadway, is one of the big players in the macaron community. Read the rest of this entry

Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Café

With so many great bakeries and cafés around Vancouver, how do you know which is the best?  And best for whom?  Everyone has different tastes but I think it’s only natural that we try and draw comparisons from similar experiences to help us categorize our hectic lives.  Read the rest of this entry

Mistral French Bistro – Giant Vanilla Macaron Dessert

Mistral French Bistro is a friendly little restaurant located on West Broadway on the same block as Thomas Haas.  We dropped by for a xmas lunch with friends recently and were treated with some very friendly service  For some reason, I always expect French restaurants to be a bit rude… I must be projecting some unfounded stereotype.

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Saint Germain Bakery (Oakridge) – Macaroons or Macarons?

Did you know that you can get French-style macarons at Saint Germain Bakery?  Is it “macaron” or “macaroon”?   I always think of a macaroon as those small little coconut cookies you get at Safeway.

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Thomas Haas Fine Chocolates & Patisserie (Kitsilano)

It’s no wonder the staff at Thomas Haas wear Powered by Chocolates t-shirts… their confections are that good!  While they also serve savory items, the real reason you go to Thomas Haas is for the sweets… Read the rest of this entry