L’Artisan Macaron | Sweet Little Luxuries Directory
Blue Box (12 Count) Macarons
"A box of 12 flavors to delight your palate: Assorted, Almond, Banana, Birthday Cake, Black & White, Blueberry Cheesecake, Caramel Fleur de Sel, Chaï Tea, Chocolate, Hawaiian Kona Coffee, Lemon Meyer, Mango, Marshmallow, Pina Colada, Pink Lemonade, Pistachio, Raspberry, Red Velvet, Rose petal, S'mores, Strawberry Champagne, Vanilla Bean." -L'Artisan Macaron
"Here at L'Artisan, We have but one focus and that is a Natural petite culinary wonder, a masterpiece, hand-crafted one by one by a true French craftsman here in San Francisco, California. The French Macaron, to some their life s work is an attempt to do many things well.
Chef Alexandre Trouan, a force of nature himself, has assembled a small talented team who believes mastering one thing to perfection is untouchable and unparalleled."
Sweet Little Luxuries Directory | Patisserie
L'Artisan Macaron Blue Box (12 Count) Review
By: Zakiyya Rosebelle
WHAT IT IS:
12 Gourmet Parisian Macarons
WHAT IT DOES:
It is a sweet little luxury that can sweeten any moment of the day
Assorted, 2 Birthday Cake, 2 Salted Caramel, 2 Chocolate, 2 Lemon, 2 Pistachio, 2 Vanilla Bean
HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS/SMELLS:
A luxurious box of whimsical macarons with an enchanting smell, perfectly crunchy shells with decadently smooth flavorful cream
WHY WE LIKE IT:
A day well-lived needs not much but a cup of tea to warm your heart, a moment of peace to soothe your soul, and confectionary to sweeten the hour. The French Macaron is a rather exclusive and exquisite choice that may transform any ordinary moment to something special.
We truly appreciate the elegance of French Macarons and always seek out the best during our travels. While the macarons that adorn the windows of Laduree Paris and London are as fanciful and magical as can be, as are those in French patisseries, truth be told, the world stood still during those few sweet moments we indulged in macarons from L'Artisan of San Francisco.
The cream filling is exquisite! No other macaron we have tasted locally or abroad thus far has tasted so silky and luxurious with the right balance of sweetness and the bold flavor unique to each macaron. You can taste the high quality and freshness of the ingredients. It is as though fresh fruits were picked from the market that morning especially for that macaron. It is special.
Every flavor was distinctive and delicious. We would like illuminate some of our absolute favorites.
This one is gorgeous! Everyone who sees this one is immediately tempted; and, it does not disappoint! The colorful and sweet, crunchy topping that embellishes the macaron is what makes it unforgettable, and surely, whenever there is a birthday party in our family or among our friends, this macaron is THE treat for the birthday girl. The lovely appearance and unrivalled creamy vanilla flavor make this macaron by L'Artisan almost better than the birthday cake. Luckily, it is easy to get a hold of these in time for someone’s birthday, as they are available at the bakery section of Whole Foods Market in North California.
Caramel Fleur de sel (Salted Caramel)
Salted caramel flavored macarons tend to be one of the best-sellers at patisseries and macaron shops. This one is sublime. First, you are treated to a beautiful aroma, and then, upon biting into the macaron, you get a mouthful of silky cream bursting with flavor and sweetness. The dash of sea salt enhances all of the flavors and takes this macaron to another level.
The Meyer lemon flavored macaron is as beautiful as sunshine as this, along with all of the flavors are naturally colored with various spices, herbs, and vegetables. The balance of sweetness and tartness pleases the palate and the freshness delights the senses. Chef Alexandre Trouan is committed to presenting these sweets at their best. You can taste the lemon juice and you can smell the lemon zest. L'Artisan Macaron—made w
ith love and without the use of preservatives or chemicals—lets the flavors shine, and the genuine nature is the secret behind the superior taste of these macarons.
A box of L'Artisan Macaron makes the perfect gift! Yet, we must admit that these are one of those simple pleasures we intend to treat ourselves to often. Order a box a few days in advance of a day you want to spoil yourself, and pull out your beautiful china for a luxuriously sweet tea time. Freeze the extras, and enjoy them at random times to create few agreeable moments in life.
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