Exciting news for macaron-lovers on Vancouver Island: The first dedicated macaron shop in Victoria, Bon Macaron Patisserie, opened its doors last month on Broad Street! That’s right, your prayers have been answered. You won’t have to make a trip to the mainland to enjoy the sweet taste of your favorite French treat – be it Thierry, Thomas Haas, Bel Cafe, Kitchening & Co., Le Marche St. George, Soirette, Faubourg, Plaisir Sucre, Kawaii Eats, The Urban Tea Merchant, J’adore Les Macarons, French Made Baking, or others around Vancouver.
Hailing from France, owners David Boetti and Yann Fougere started Bon Macaron Patisserie out of the desire to showcase the sweet and savory sides of France’s best dessert. So alongside traditional macaron flavors such as caramel, vanilla, and chocolate, they also offer unique savory combinations like “Olive Tapenade”, “Curried Mango Chutney”, and “White Truffle & Sea Salt” – just to name a few.
We ordered a box of twelve macarons in a variety of flavors. We found their textures to be moist and slightly dense, much like the macarons at Thierry and Thomas Haas. Flavor-wise, their tastes were quite subtle with none being overpowering. The highlights for us were Bon Macaron’s savory varieties as they contained unexpected macaron ingredients. The wasabi flavor was very muted in the “White Chocolate Wasabi” macaron, but the “Bacon Cream Cheese” macaron actually contained little pieces of real bacon mixed with its cream filling. Compared to most macarons on the Lower Mainland, prices at Bon Macaron Patisserie are actually quite reasonable at $1.50 each. However, you don’t get a deal if you buy in multiples because a trio is priced at $4.50 and a 6-pack costs $9.
These little gluten-free delights can also be made dairy-free upon request. And for those looking for something extra, macaron cakes are available in your choice of sizes and flavors. Additionally, you can order custom made macaron creations such as pyramids, company logos, or even Eiffel Towers (seen here).
Thanks to our friends at Victoria Explorer for giving us the heads up about this new shop! Have you visited Bon Macaron Patisserie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, tweet us on Twitter, or give us a shout on Facebook.
Bon Macaron Patisserie | 1012 Broad St, Victoria BC | (778) 265-0850 | www.bonmacaronpatisserie.com |