Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sweet Things - La Belle Miette

We had breakfast at Affogato on Hardware Lane last week, which is directly opposite La Belle Miette, the most gorgeous patisserie.So of course, as soon as we had finished our breakfast I insisted we go and have a look inside, because the crisp blues and whites of the shop window were just too inviting to resist.

Once inside, I decided that I had to try their specialty, something that is very much flavour of the month (year?) at the moment.


Macarons! A long, gorgeous case of ever colour macaron you can imagine! And they come in such lovely packaging, you cannot go into that shop and walk away empty handed. 
I've had a couple of macarons in the past, but nothing that really knocked my socks off.

We got a pack of 6.
From left to right we have: hazlenut (which was not red at all, not matter what this photo looks like), salted caramel, raspberry, blueberry and violet, and strawberry and vanilla.

The hazelnut was soooooo good, and the strawberry and vanilla had the most subtle, lovely flavour. The raspberry and strawberry and vanilla ones had a tiny layer of jam in them, which added to the flavour without making them overly sweet.

Best of all, a pack of 6 was only fifteen dollars ($2.50 per macaron).
Well worth it! They also have a shop in Church Street, Richmond.

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Heidi said...

Their macarons are divine! I always go for exotic flavours when selecting macarons, & I love that they cater to that. Yum!

Julia @ Boredom Abounds said...

Heidi, we definitely could have sampled a lot more than six, that's for sure. I think we'll be making a return visit very, very soon!

Hannah said...

I'd love to try the one with violet! It hurts my heart when there are no pistachio macarons to be seen, though :P

Julia @ Boredom Abounds said...

Hannah, we did actually order a pistachio, but she didn't hear us and didn't put it in! So disappointing.

Damian said...

salted caramel. yum.

Julia @ Boredom Abounds said...

Damian, it wasn't as salted as I thought - the sweetness overpowered the saltiness a bit, which was disappointing. But it was still tasty!