{Celebrating la jour de macaron at Yann Patisserie}

Happy Jour du Macaron or Macaron Day! An annual celebration created four years ago by the renowned french pastry chef Pierre Hermes and other members of the Association Relais Desserts to raise money and awareness for various charities. Today between 9:30 – 2pm, Yann Haute Patisserie were offering free macarons to celebrate jour du macaron … Continue reading

{Sweet fix: The little yellow house in Mission}

My go-to bakery of the moment is Yann Patisserie. Although they are best known for their vividly coloured macarons. It was their viennoiserie that I was interested in today.. Like this classic beignet (french for “fried dough”) a pastry similar to a doughnut, rolled in cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar and filled with a decadent pastry … Continue reading

{The secrets of french macarons revealed}

Ah.. tonight was my much-anticipated class at Nectar Desserts and the last class of the season till fall. I came a bit early and was seated in the restaurant with a lovely glass our their house white wine, refreshing, crisp and fruity, a great start to the evening off. Shortly after 6, we were invited … Continue reading

{Places to eat: M for Macaron II – no, I will never get sick of these}

What is a visit to the Calgary Farmer’s market without a stop at the M for Macaron stall. Today’s flavours included (top left clockwise): almond joy, matcha w/ passionfruit white chocolate ganache, toasted coconut cream, raspberry and passionfruit, s’more w/ chocolate ganache and marshmallow cream, mango ginger. Yum.. Hey, they actually made it home for … Continue reading

{May is for Macarons}

I am so excited!! For the whole month of May, every Wednesday, Nectar Desserts will be teaching a class on how to make French macarons. There are only 6 spots per class, and the class will be taught by the oh-so-talented and stylish Rebekah Pearse, chef and owner of the bakery cafe. Finally I can make … Continue reading