Whenever somebody would say macron, a rainbow of colours would flash in my head. It wasn’t until recently that I decided to set on my voyage of macron discovery – all thanks to a stranger that I bumped into…Cheers Macron Man! 🙂
Macrons have been around since 1533 – introduced by Chef Catherine on the time of her marriage to King of France. They are made of sugar, egg whites and almond flavour – very little has changed in this basic mixture throughout the years. It wasn’t until quite recently i.e beginning of 20th century that a chef, Pierre Desfontaines experimented with the colours and added flavouring in the middle of both the cookies. His idea of filling the cookies with chocolate ganache popularized macrons immensely. God Bless Him!!!
Now, I am sure after all this sweet talk you would be wondering where to get a flavour of this tempting and succulent goodie?! I knew it!
Here is a list of the best macron places in London – let me have your feedback if you have been to any of them already!
Laduree at Harrods
With only 12 tea places around the world, Laduree at Harrods is the safest bet to indulge in the authentic Parisian macrons. Flavours include: vanilla, chocolate, pistachio, rose, raspberry, coffee, salted caramel, liquorice and orange blossom. They have special flavours for Christmas & Easter: passion fruit and dark chocolate, raspberry, dark chocolate and lime, and dark chocolate.
T: 0203 155 0111 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brompton Road, London, SW1
Pierre Herme is also referred to as the macron man – the master of macrons!Every creation is unique and a key to activate those taste buds, instantly.
Be it Mogador (milk chocolate and passionfruit) or Arabella (milk chocolate, banana, ginger confit); or Métissé (carrot, orange, cinnamon) – all these fancy delicacies are worth a try!
T: 020 7730 3663 W: email@example.com
Knightsbridge tube. Selfridges & Co, 400 Oxford St, W1U 1AT.
PAUL is a French bakery that began as a family business in 1889 and had expanded into over 2000 shops all around the globe. Any French bakery is incomplete without a range of macrons to dig into!
Paul has 2 different sizes of macrons and various flavours that include: chocolate, coffee, vanilla, pistachio, raspberry and lemon flavours.
T: 0207 491 8957 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
22 patisseries across London / 277-278 Regent Street, W1
Yauatcha in Soho has been in demand for devising their menus on the lines of Wagamama and Busaba Ethai. It focuses upon Asian cuisines such as dim sum, tea, cocktails and customised Asian macrons. The flavours include: hazelnut, passion fruit, milk chocolate, yuzu chocolate, blackcurrant, earl grey, coconut, raspberry and lemon
T: 0207 494 8888 E: email@example.com
15-17 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1
Try one of these and do let me have your much valued feedback.
Happy Nibbling 😉