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Schell: Try light confectionery perfection on Macaron Day

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Sandrine's multi-flavoured macarons.
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Happy Macaron Days.

Help chef Sandrine Martin-Raffault and her team at Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate celebrate Macaron Day Thursday and Friday.

Coinciding with Jour du Macaron that takes place in Sandrine’s fabulous hometown in Paris, she is offering 25 per cent off all of the proceeds from macarons sold on these two days to our local Kelowna General Hospital Foundation. You can purchase the delicious macarons at her store on Dilworth Drive (beside the Orchard Park Liquor Store), at Urban Fare in Mission Park or in the lobby of The Kelowna General Hospital.

What a delicious way to celebrate spring and the spirit of community. Thank you Sandrine.

If you have never had a proper macaron, you are in for a treat. French trained chef Sandrine makes perfect, authentic macaron. Not to be confused with a macaroon, which is a totally different confection usually featuring coconut, a macaron is a sweet meringue-based confection, commonly filled with ganache, buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two biscuits.

They are made in every colour of the rainbow and offered in many different flavours. Sandrine creates the most clever, delicious combinations making it impossible to choose a favourite.

There is a macaron for every season too. I loved the lime basil version that she made to pair perfectly with a hot summer day.

Traditionally stacked in towers to showcase the beautiful colours and varied flavours, these lovely bites make for a whimsical, edible centerpiece at a dinner party, a pretty teatime accompaniment or anytime to celebrate life or joie de vivre.

If you would like to learn how to make macarons, sign up for a class with Sandrine. Next class scheduled for Making Macarons is Thursday, April 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Phone 250-860-1202 to reserve your space.

 

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