Macarons – La Renaissance, The Rocks
There is a lot of rave about Macarons at the moment thanks to Masterchef. Having not tried one before I had been searching desperately for some gluten free ones. So when I was in The Rocks with a friend the other night and we walked passed La Renaissance I crossed my fingers and went in to find out if their macarons were gluten free. Much to my excitement they were!
La Renaissance have a number of different flavoured macarons including:
- Dark chocolate ganache (Valrhona Guanaja 70%)
- Passionfruit milk chocolate ganache (Valrhona Jivara 40%)
- China jasmine green tea white chocolate ganache
- Rose scented butter cream
- Salty caramel (Fleur de Sel de Guerande)
- Blackcurrant ganache & blackcurrant pate de fruit (fruit jelly)
- Pistachio white chocolate ganache
- Madagascan vanilla white chocolate ganache
- Fresh raspberry compote
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil flavoured white chocolate ganache
My friend and I bought two each, I got the salty caramel, she got the dark chocolate ganache and we shard one rose and one passionfruit.
From these my favorite was the rose which tasted like Turkish Delight followed closely by the salty caramel. My friend loved the dark chocolate ganache. However, neither of us were fans of the passionfruit and milk chocolate combination.
The macarons were so good that we went back to get another four each. I chose the salty caramel, rose, violet and blackcurrant. The violet one was amazing and the blackcurrant was also great. My friend got a chocolate coconut one which apparently tasted like a bounty bar and was amazing.
I cannot wait to go back and get a four pack of salty caramel, coconut, violet and rose. Let’s just hope they don’t change the flavours on me!
Oh and don’t get macraons confused with macaroons. A mararoon is a “light, baked confection, described as either a small cake or meringue like cookie depending on its consistency”. The original macaroon was a “small sweet cake consisting largely of ground almonds” similar to Italian or Moroccan amaretti.
Are you a macaron fan or are you having trouble understanding what all the fuss is about?
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