|Passion Fruit and Chocolate|
|Mountain of macarons|
|Stalking the last of the macarons|
On first bite, the texture was perfect and brought me back to memories of Europe. The crispy exterior gave way to a soft and light interior that had just a slight bit of chew, but quickly gave way and melted in your mouth. My favorite flavor included chocolate hazelnut, which had a very faint hazelnut taste and chocolate that was not overwhelming. In second place was passion fruit and chocolate, one of Pierre Herme's signature flavors that he calls mogador. I was pleasantly surprised that I preferred Connie's version with a distinct chocolate taste followed quickly by a tart passion fruit that lightened the feel of the macaron. In contrast, Pierre Herme's mogador flavor is a bit more muddled and is difficult to find the distinction between chocolate and passion fruit in his macaron. In third place was lemon, although it has a strong flavor was refreshing and not at all tart.
This bovine will dare to say Connie's macarons are on the same level as those from Pierre Herme, the King of macarons, therefore making her the Queen! If you haven't tried a macaron yet, it is a life changing experience. Mirabelle Macarons can currently be ordered directly by contacting Connie and soon via online ordering on her website. One can only hope these delectable morsels will soon find their way into a farmers market, store front, or somewhere they can be made readily available for others to try. For those who have tasted these delights, Connie will be teaching macaron making classes offered through @ACanadianFoodie's Taste Tripping in early 2012.
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