Soirette: Mod Macarons
1433 West Pender Street, Vancouver
I have a major weakness for French macarons. The little macarons at Soirette are perfect for mad macaron cravings.
As soon as we walked in, we were served the most fragrant and delicious pink champagne tea. It was light, fruity and sweet. The perfect drink to whet our appetites for the delicate little macarons.
Most people love macarons for the creamy fillings but I have always adored the airy, chewy cookies.
I heard so much about the Caramel Fleur de Sel macaron that it was the first one I ordered. It really did measure up, both incredibly sweet and nutty in caramel flavours with a kick of saltiness as I swallowed the cookie. The sweet and salty flavours enhanced each other, giving the tiny little cookie multiple layers of flavours, each chew of the cookie, a little bit different from the next.
I ordered the Jasmine macaron because it was gorgeous, those blood red petals against the angel white cookie. The macaron turned out to be delicious, sweet, subtle floral fruity flavours sandwiched between a light, chewy cookie.
The white truffle macaron was the most interesting. Earthy, rustic, unmistakeable mushroom flavours in a very fluffy, creamy filling. I could almost call this macaron savoury.
The classic vanilla macaron still remains one of my favourites. I love the delicate creamy sweetness.
The Rocher macaron was beautiful, glistening gold on top, it reminded me of the gold foil wrapping of a Ferrero Rocher chocolate. The cookie tasted nutty and sweet and I loved it.
The macarons at Soirette are a little more compact than the larger, flatter ones at Thierry and the plumper ones at Thomas Haas. But they are just as tasty.
Pistachio was also delicious, deep and nutty with a sweet, creamy filling.
The Earl Grey macaron was another unique flavour that I haven’t found at other macaron shops. The tea flavour was subtle but scrumptious, with a hint of citrus and a dash of bitterness, just like a sip of Earl Grey tea!
As we were snacking, the floral scene of pink champagne tea kept wafting through the shop so I will definitely have to go back to try that tea again!