31.5.10

Macarons from Croissant D'Or

Macarons. Macarons. Macarons...how i love them!
Pretty and delicate little gems that just make you go 'Awww...' I have yet to perfect them but as for now, i'm pretty happy to just buy some. As far i am aware, the only places that sells macarons here in Canberra are Croissant D'Or and Flute Bakery (let me know if there are other places in Canberra that sells them!).

Croissant D'Or (33 East Row, Civic) is a small French Patisserie located just in the heart of city that offers a great range of bread rolls, cake slices, pies, tarts, petit fours (which includes macarons), cake-to-order and coffee. One of my favorite bread rolls is the Spinach & Fetta Roll which is probably the one that i get the most often from Croissant D'Or. I've tried a cake or two from Croissant D'Or before i had this blog (so no photos!!!) and as far as i can remember, my memory tells that the cakes were quite moist and delicious! *hoping to do a Croissant D'Or cakes blog post - recruiting tasting partners now!*

Well, well, well...after so many visits to Croissant D'Or, i finally decided to try their macarons - also because i was craving for them - and the flavours that were available on the day were: Cointreau, Noisettes (hazelnut flavoured), Raspberry, Chocolate, Coffe and Pistachio. Obviously, i bought one of each flavour and finished them all on the same day! Talk about greedy, huh? The macarons were not as 'wow' as i was expecting and the sizes were not very even. Some macarons had very hollow shells whereas some were perfect but the most disappointing thing was that in most of the macarons, the fillings were not enough...leaving the impression that they were not made with the utmost care. Taste wise, they were okay and my favorite of the bunch was probably the Raspberry Macaron followed by the Chocolate Macaron.
I like Croissant D'Or for its cakes and bread rolls but not sure if i would go back for the macarons though. *sad

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Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Oh I wonder if this is related to the Croissant D'or in Potts Point here? They do some really cute marzipan petit fours, macarons and chocolates too.

Yuki said...

@Lorraine: i don't think it is...this is a family owned patisserie and doesn't look like they own one in sydney

xphia said...

Woo can I come for the cake tasting?? =)

Yuki said...

@xphia: yeah~~the more, the merrier~
we are gonna be super sugar high afterwards...

Mir said...

me too. i wanna join you guys. xD
i wish...

Anonymous said...

The Capital Region Farmer's Markets at EPIC on Saturday mornings has a few baked good stalls. I remember that one of them (I don't remember which one though) sold macarons, but I'm not sure if they still sell them.

If you do live on the northside and can deal with getting up at 6am on a Saturday morning, there is/was a stall that sells/sold these.

Mme Macaron and King of Tarts said...

Hey there. I'm one of the owners of the place at the Canberra market that sells macarons. We're also at the southside markets at Woden on Sundays. We're called Dream Cuisine, and we're on facebook. Come and visit!

Yuki said...

Hi hi Mme Macaron and King of Tarts @ Dream Cuisine!
i would definitely pay you guys a visit sometime soon!!! Thanks for letting me know =)
i love macarons and craving for some right now!
Loved the combos that you guys have =)
How many flavours do you guys make?

Zapjelly said...

I really love Croissant D'Or, Civic! esp all their cakes and pastries. Have to agree their macaron is not as good as the ones at Flute though :) We are so lucky to get two such exceptional bakeries :)

Anonymous said...

I've stumbled across this while trying to find macarons in Canberra... I've tried the ones at Croissant D'or, and i was disappointed too... which was surprising given how good some of their other stuff is (their almond croissants are to die for).

I'll have to give Flute a try now, and those dream cuisine macarons... wow. i'll have to make an effort to get up to the farmer's markets for sure!

chosha said...

Not a patisserie, but I had a delicious macaron (salted caramel...yum!) at the National Portrait Gallery cafe a couple of weeks ago.

Mme Macaron and King of Tarts said...

Hi Chosha, that was one of our Dream Cuisine ones.

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