Macaron-Broadsheet, 25th November 2011

macaronPhotography: Peter Tarasiuk

Almost French

Get marooned at Macaron.

Take heed all you sweet toothed folks out there, for this new French-style cafe is sure to have you spending up big at the dentist. Macaron in Glenferrie Road is the creation of Mauritian-born, Australian-based chefs Kevin Curpen and Pascal Lo, who both boast an impressive pedigree (Brunettis, Laurent, Crown) and who are now bringing Malvernites a taste of traditional French cuisine with a few modern flavours and techniques.

With all menu items created in-house (creams, chocolates, breads and all), each chef is responsible for either savoury or sweet. Pascal handles the savoury side of things and ensures the French baguettes, quiches and salads are made with the finest of ingredients (bien sur), taste delicious and are visually alluring. Curpen handles the sugary side of the cafe and toils daily on his heavenly creations, from hazelnut slabs to haute couture mille-feuille.

And just when you thought the macaron fad was over, it is the rainbow explosion of round little sweeties that really draws attention and makes this place stand out from the pack. At $2.50 a piece and available solo, in packs or in glorious towers, these sugary treats come in a variety of flavours. Think salted caramel, Nutella or cheesecake. Whichever way, they’re simply impossible to resist.

Macaron-Broadsheet, 25th November 2011

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