The thing I love about Melbourne is that when you are guaranteed to find something new and interesting everytime you wander down a street.
So here I was taking a walk down Brunswick Street with my best chick mate Jacqui to check out some exhibition in Fitzroy, and we come across Shocolate at 3/296 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. It looks like a little cafe with trays of chocolates on display in refrigerated glass cases. As I'm not into desserts and sugary foods, I would have walked right on by, but Jacqs, being a chick, could not pass up the opportunity to eat more chocolate. And it is a seriously impressive selection of quality handmade chocolate, I can assure you.
Not only are they master chocolatiers, they're also experts in the macaron (not to be confused with the macaroon, which is a completely different dessert). The resident macaronnier (okay I made up that word) was in the throes of experimentation for some upcoming macaron competition. They even had an official looking sign that said "Melbourne Macaron Top 20". Surely that's a credible endorsement - if someone were to say "No. 1 Macaron maker in Melbourne", I'd instantly dismiss it as mere puffery (yes that's a technical legal term), but if you say Top 20, then at least I know you fall somewhere between 16 and 20, which is a lot more believable. Hey, call me a cynic ...
Shocolate on Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. Check it out.
Yum! Coincidentally I have also been savouring macarons this week thanks to a little Valentines Day treat - so next time you are in NYC I recommend checking out Bisous Ciao, they are delicious! (http://www.bisousciao.com/)ReplyDelete
PS I think Rochelle Adonis in Northbridge also makes macarons. If you haven't been there, check it out regardless, the quality of her ingredients and recipes are top notch! (http://www.rochelleadonis.com/)
PPS My old housemate Julia who you know also appreciates (and can make!) a mean macaron if you want to know a fellow fan in Perth :)