Macarons! I love these delicious little treats! Any colour and flavour you can imagine, how wonderful is that?
I photographed a recent macaron workshop with pastry chef Geoffroy Chevallier at Le French Fix Pâtisserie. I was curious to see how these popular sweets are made. Four students joined Geoff in his pastry kitchen. Following along with the recipe, everyone helped make a batch of delicious vanilla bean macarons and left with a box of these yummy treats!
Geoff and wife Alison own Le French Fix Pâtisserie – a tiny taste of Paris in downtown Halifax. Geoff is from a small town called Rouville, just North of Paris. After years of trying to find the perfect job to display his skills, he decided to open his own Pâtisserie and bring Paris to Halifax.
He skillfully creates French wedding cakes, croquembouche, macaron towers, mini croissants and pain au chocolate for breakfast meetings, petit fours, and custom cakes. He enjoys working with clients to help them decide on flavour and texture combinations to design the perfect dessert for their event.
He often makes macarons to fit the season: Nova 7 in early summer, pumpkin spice in the fall, and eggnog rum for Christmas. They can come in almost any colour, which is great for wedding favours. They can customize for any special occasion!
Their coffee is roasted by Alison's cousin Joe Angellotti from Pig Iron Coffee Roasters in Toronto. His coffee it top notch, which pairs beautifully with the decadent desserts.
Le French Fix also supports many local businesses: World Tea house for their tea, Fox Hill for their milk, Acadia Soy for fresh eggs and la Vendéenne for baguettes.
I recommend stopping by this wonderful little cafe on Prince Street for a coffee and something sweet. If you enjoy baking, join in with one of the pastry classes! Special thanks to Alison and Geoff for inviting me into their beautiful cafe and giving me a sneak peek behind the scenes.