Macarons in Bournemouth with La Maison Macaron
This is something quite decadent about the french macaron… smaller than a traditional sweet bake, but so full of flavour and when made well, they are both crisp and chewy. They are a difficult bake to master and time consuming to make, but they are a joy to eat and beautiful to look at too!. I happily recently discovered a new little business making macarons in Bournemouth, specialising in this very thing… the french macaron.
La Maison Macaron was founded by Natalie Vardanian after running a successful special occasion cake business and discovering that people kept asking for her macarons instead of the cakes! Natalie comes from a large Sicilian family of pâtissiers and has also spent time in the kitchens at Chewton Glen before launching her business, so she is quite the expert in the kitchen. All her macarons and fillings are made from scratch using top quality ingredients and the centres are made using a Swiss Meringue buttercream (yum!).
The beauty of each macaron being made from scratch is that they can be made in almost any colour and any flavour, perfect if you are looking for a bespoke gift or (when we are allowed again), for larger celebrations and weddings.
Natalie kindly gifted me two boxes of 6 macarons, in a variety of colours. I can confirm that they were beautifully made – full of flavour with a crispy shell and a soft and chewy centre. The fillings were delicious, delicately balanced so that the centre flavour did not overwhelm the flavour of the shell itself.
If you are looking for something special to gift a loved one or perhaps to gift to your Mum for Mother’s Day this year, you can see their full range on their instagram account @la_maison_macaron10 or facebook page. Boxes of Macarons start at £9 for a box of 6 macarons (two different flavours per box).
These beautiful macarons are delicious and if you are looking to order some, simply contact La Maison Macaron via Instagram or Facebook, either for their boxes of 6+ or for something more bespoke.
La Maison Macaron features, along with many other local businesses, on our searchable Food and Drink Directory. Find and support your local businesses here.
These macarons were gifted to Heather Brown. All photography was taken by Heather Brown.