Macarons in Vancouver: Gourmand Macaron

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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.

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.

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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)

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