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Macarons in Vancouver: Gourmand Macaron

By DH Vancouver Staff, DH Vancouver Staff Sep 10, 2013 7:31 am

From distributing macarons to over 10 different cafes and stores within Metro Vancouver, Gourmand Macaron’s macarons are a true definition of a French delicacy.

Gourmand owner Paulin Calot left his home country, France, in 2008 and travelled around Canada. He learned the art of making pastries in a professional pastry department and was soon attracted to the playful and colourful pastries of macarons. By November 2012, he started to become a full time chef.

“Gourmand” originated from the concept of café gourmand in Paris, where customers can have a plate of two or three small desserts with an espresso. Calot discusses with his business partner, Joseph, on how to keep Gourmand Macaron growing.

gourmand macaron collection

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There are approximately 11-12 permanent flavours of macarons in his collection, and usually around 4-5 macaron flavours are created depending on inspiration and season. One of the most popular flavours is the Earl Grey Milk Chocolate macaron- it has the balance between the smokiness of the tea and the sweetness of chocolate.

On top of the smooth rounded macaron shell, is the signature logo of Gourmand Macaron. A brush of chocolate represents its brand. The macarons are uniformly shaped, with its smooth domed shells and a good proportion of buttercream. The Vanilla macaron also happened to be dairy free, as it has a marshmallow center.

gourmand macarons

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gourmand macaron pistchaio

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Gourmand Macaron’s macarons can be found at a variety of places in the Lower Mainland. For custom orders, you may contact Calot.

  • La Cuisson
    2050 W 41st Ave
  • Burdock and Co
    2702 Main Street
  • Savoury Cafe Food Catering Company
    826 Renfrew St
  • Central Bistro
    1072 Denman St
  • La petite cuillere (tea flavoured macarons)
    55 Kingsway Street
  • Truffles Fine Foods
    5151 Oak Street
  • Milano Coffee
    156 W 8th Ave
  • O5 Tea (for matcha macarons)
    2208 West 4th Ave
  • The Fairmount Hotel Vancouver (with W Company)
    900 W Georgia St
  • DreamGroup Productions (wedding planner)
  • Papier by Judy (event invitation box)

Gourmand Macaron

Twitter:@GourmandMacaron

Facebook: Gourmand Macaron


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